Laura Koenig is the Team Leader for Children’s Services at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library. She is currently a member of the ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee and the Massachusetts School Library Commission. Laura received an Honorable Mention from the Urban Libraries Council as an Innovator in Leading Learning in 2016 for her work on the Boston Public Library’s Pathway to Reading Sensory Wall.
Amanda Yother is the librarian at Park View Elementary School in Cookeville, Tennessee. She is an active member in the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and is a member of the Tennessee Library Association. Amanda was a recipient of the 2014 Penguin Young Readers Award and the 2015 Putnam County School System Make a Difference Award. Amanda is seriously passionate about early literacy, use of imagination, and having fun. When she is not in the library, she can be seen biking around town, reading in public places, and enjoying the company of her family and labradoodles.