Carolyn M. Mulac has more than 30 years' experience in reference work. An active member of ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), she has served on a number of committees and chaired the Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board, the Dartmouth Medal Committee, and the Management of Reference Committee. She has reviewed reference sources for Booklist since 1991 and contributed to the 6th and 7th editions of Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries. She also reviews books on the performing arts for Library Journal and contributes to Booklist's Points of Reference blog. In 2008 she received the Illinois Library Association's Reference Services Award.