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LJ editors are listed by initial at the end of annotations:

  • Mahnaz Dar (MD), Assistant Managing Editor, LJS
  • Kate DiGirolomo (KD), SELF-e Community Coordinator
  • Bette-Lee Fox (BF), Managing Editor, LJ
  • Liz French (LF), Senior Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Tyler Hixson (TH), Editorial Assistant, SLJ Reviews
  • Barbara Hoffert (BH), Prepub Alert Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Stephanie Klose (SK), Media Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Amanda Mastrull (AM), Assistant Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Kiera Parrott (KP), Reviews Director, LJS
  • Annalisa Pesek (AP), Assistant Managing Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Stephanie Sendaula (SS), Associate Editor, LJ Reviews
  • Wilda Williams (WW), Fiction Editor, LJ Reviews

All outside contributors are listed by name:

  • Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.
  • Mara Bandy, Champaign P.L., IL
  • Tom Batten, Grafton, VA
  • Lisa Campbell, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Kristi Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., South Deerfield
  • Martha Cornog, Philadelphia
  • Nanette Donohue, Champaign P.L., IL
  • Rachael Dreyer, Pennsylvania State Univ. Dept. of Libs.
  • Karen Ellis, Taylor P.L., TX
  • Sandra Farag, BookOps, New York
  • Heather Halliday, American Jewish Historical Soc., New York
  • Marlene Harris, Reading Reality, LLC, Duluth, GA
  • Teva Hutchinson, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Lib.
  • Viccy Kemp, Flower Mound P.L, TX
  • Megan M. McArdle, Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Elizabeth Nelson, McHenry Cty. Coll. Lib., Crystal Lake, IL
  • Marie M. Octobre, Coll. of New Rochelle, Brooklyn
  • Kristin Ramsdell, Libn. Emerita, California State Univ. East Bay
  • Derek Sanderson, Mount Saint Mary Coll. Lib., Newburgh, NY
  • Christine Sharbrough, Tewksbury P.L., MA
  • Lissa Staley, Topeka and Shawnee County P.L., KS
  • Rollie Welch, Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Gayle Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles