Meet the 2015 Organizers: Katie Fitzgerald, Easy Reader/Early Chapter Books Chair

Katie Fitzgerald is a trained children’s librarian who has worked in small and large public libraries in upstate New York and Washington, DC. In addition to her blog, Story Time Secrets, which focuses on books, literacy activities, and library service for children and their families, she is also currently writing a book on story time for Rowman and Littlefield’s Practical Guides for Librarians series. Katie served as a first-round panelist for easy readers and early chapter books in 2011, 2012, and 2014, and this will be her second year as chair of that category. She lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC with her academic librarian husband and their toddler daughter, whose sibling is expected to arrive in late September 2015, just in time for Cybils nominations.