Meet the 2019 Cybils Team: Stephanie Charlefour, President and Junior/Senior High Non-Fiction Chair

A lifelong reader, some of Stephanie’s most vivid memories from her childhood are centered around books including: volunteering in her middle school library, curling up with a great book on a rainy day,​ ​trying not to run into walls while walking with a book in front of her face, ​and sharing books with her best friends at recess. Having worked in libraries since high school, Stephanie has worked as a youth services librarian and as a tween and teen librarian specialist before moving onto becoming a public library director. ​ Last year, Stephanie transitioned to a new position​ working as a district Library Media Specialist​. Every school day, Stephanie is surrounded by 7-12 grade students, teaching across curriculum and modeling a love of reading.​ Some of her proudest professional experiences has been serving on Young Adult Library Services Association’s national award committees including serving as 2019 Odyssey Award Committee’s Chair, apart of the 2017 Michael L. Printz Award Committee (best young adult literary book) and the 2015 Odyssey Award Committee. She also reviews books and audiobooks for several journal publications. When not reading or at work, Stephanie loves spending time with her husband, 11 year old daughter and two cats. Stephanie is thrilled to be back for participating in CYBILS for the sixth year, serving and chairing the YA Nonfiction category, serving on the Nonfiction category as a judge, Audiobook category chair and recently stepped in as President. This year, she is looking forward to beginning her blog again after being on blackout for almost four years. ​You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @scharle4.