Alan R. Bailey

Alan R. Bailey has served as a public school librarian, a branch manager of a public library, and has worked in community college and university libraries. For more than 17 of those years, he has been directly responsible for developing collections for young children. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Head of Services Teaching Resources Center at East Carolina University. He has served multiple terms as a member of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury and has reviewed books for the "Children's Literature Review" column in Language Arts, the journal of the Elementary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English.