Quealy-Gainer selected as editor of The Bulletin

Kate Quealy-Gainer
Kate Quealy-Gainer, Editor, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Kate Quealy-Gainer (MS/LIS '09) has been selected as editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians. She has over a decade of experience with the publication, starting as a reviewer while she was a student in the MS in library and information science program.

"I had worked in the Center for Children's Books as a grad assistant, and upon graduation, the then-editor Deborah Stevenson asked me if I wanted to stay on as assistant editor," she said. "I was thrilled!"

Quealy-Gainer looks forward to taking a larger role in the production of The Bulletin and would like to create more opportunities to engage with the field and the community "as a resource for all things related to contemporary youth literature."

"We are delighted that Kate has accepted the position of editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books," said Sara L. Schwebel, professor and director of the Center for Children's Books. "Her deep subject knowledge; sharp, critical eye; and long association with the Center makes her the ideal person to oversee the journal's editorial content during its historic 75th year of production."

Quealy-Gainer also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the iSchool, teaching courses in children's literature, materials, and programming; teen materials; and youth services.

"It’s a reader's dream to be able to look at upcoming books for youth and get to review them," she said of her work at The Bulletin. "I also work with a great staff of reviewers, and it's always a delight to discuss not only the books but also the latest trends in children's books and how they can be used in both public and school library settings."

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