Barbara Blake has a long and varied career in the field of libraries and museums. She served as a public library director for 11 years; was administrator of a contemporary art museum; worked for the National Library of Medicine's South Central Regional Library Program where she coordinated the resource sharing activities of over 200 medical and hospital libraries in a 5-state region; worked for a regional library system providing consulting and continuing education for over 30 libraries; was a marketing representative for automated collection analysis with Amigos Bibliographic, Inc.; and was the project manager for the construction of a 15,680-square-foot library facility. She currently serves as Outreach Coordinator for the PEARL project at the University of North Texas. Among her extensive list of publications are A Guide to Children's Books about Asian Americans (England: Ashgate Publishing Co., 1995); Bridging Cultures (New York: Neal-Schuman, 1994 [with Tom Kruger]); Creating Newsletters, Brochures, and Pamphlets (New York: Neal-Schuman, 19A92 [with Barbara L. Stein]), and "Cultural Diversity Resources" (Chapter 13), in Children's Media Market Place, 4th ed. (New York: Neal-Schuman, 1995).