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Photograph with Project LIFT Moms and Babies
Judi Moreillon

Literature and libraries are my passions. In my writing and service work, I advocate:

For full-time, professional school librarians and 21st-century library services and resources in every school;

For professionalism in the field of school librarianship that centers on classroom-library collaboration for instruction;

For the integration of authentic multicultural and international children's and young adult literature into the classroom-library curriculum;

For school and public library collaboration and for family literacy.


Young moms and babies from Pima County Public Library's Project L.I.F.T. (Literacy Involves Families Together) posed with me and their signed copies of my book, Read to Me/Vamos a leer, which is a poem I originally wrote for this project. The book is now the centerpiece of the "Books for Texas Babies." This initiative began in 2016 with "Books for Dallas Babies" giving away 14,000 copies of the book to mothers of newborns. Tarrant County started a similar project in 2017.

I serve on the Advisory Board for School Library Connection, a magazine for school librarians. I authored a feature article for each issue in the first volume of this publication. I continue to write for the magazine.

I am on the Board of Advisors of Worlds of Words: International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature (WOW). The physical collection is housed at the University of Arizona. I serve on the editorial board for WOW Stories.

I serve as the chair for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Innovative Approaches to Literacy Task Force. I am also a member of AASL's Interdivisional Task Force on School and Public Library Collaboration.

I have recently completed my term as chair of the Editorial Advisory Committee for Children and Libraries, the journal for the Association for Library Services to Children.

For more information about my advocacy work, you can access my curriculum vitae and presentations archive.

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Updated: 25 August 2017

Judi Moreillon: Home | Author | Educator | Advocate