Advisory Board

The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference is now in its 18th year! This event has become an annual tradition for many, where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children’s literature.

Children’s Literature Conference Advisory Board and Planning Team:

Thom Barthelmess
Youth Services Manager
Whatcom County Library System

Kristin Cleary
Library Media Specialist
Silver Beach Elementary School

Claire McElroy-Chesson
Bookseller and Events Coordinator
Village Books

Rachael Robbins
Classroom Teacher
Burlington-Edison School District

Adam Shaffer
Library Media Specialist
Kulshan Middle School

Annmarie Sheahan
Assistant Professor/Young Adult Literature
Western Washington University

Sylvia Tag
Librarian & Associate Professor, Curator Children’s Literature Interdisciplinary Collection
Western Washington University