Michele Elizabeth Gorman

Michele Elizabeth Gorman is the Teen Services Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) in North Carolina. She oversees teen services for PLCMC, a system comprised of 24 locations serving a population of approximately 900,000 people, and she also manages PLCMC's teen-only library, the Loft at ImaginOn. In addition to working full time, Michele is a freelance writer and renowned national speaker, certified by the Young Adult Library Services Association as a "Serving the Underserved" Trainer. In 2007 Michele was elected to the YALSA Board of Directors for a three-year term. Michele's books include Getting Graphic! Comics for Kids (Linworth, 2008); the third edition of Connecting Young Adults and Libraries (Neal-Schuman, 2004), which she coauthored with Patrick Jones and Tricia Suellentrop; and Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens (Linworth, 2003). She has been a contributing columnist for "Teenage Riot" in School Library Journal and the graphic novels columnist for Teacher Librarian. She is currently the "Getting Graphic" columnist for Library Media Connection.

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