Instructors


Mahnaz DarMahnaz Dar is assistant managing editor at School Library Journal, where she handles graphic novels, reference materials, and professional reading titles, among others.
 
 
 
 
Shelley DiazShelley Diaz, MLIS, has worked in several areas of children’s publishing, from licensing to book scouting. She was the coeditor of Caridad Ferrer’s So She Dances and Gloria Whelan’s The Disappeared. Currently Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal, she edits book reviews, conducts author interviews, and writes news articles on diversity issues. She can be found tweeting about books, TV shows, and movies @sdiaz101. She has moderated and participated in panels on children’s and young adult literature at the Comadres Writers Conference, New York Comic Con, Book Riot Live, Bank Street School of Education.
 
Kiera ParrottKiera Parrott is the reviews director for Library Journal and School Library Journal, where she oversees a talented staff of editors and several thousand reviewers. In 2016, Kiera and colleague Shelley Diaz organized and taught an intensive eight-week training course on diversity and cultural literacy for reviewers. Before joining SLJ and LJ, Kiera was the head of children’s services at Darien Library (CT) and began her career at the New York Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a librarian, and their cat, Larry.


 
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