Heather Dean is an archivist with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. She is a graduate of the joint master in archival studies and master in library and information studies program at the University of British Columbia.
Gale Eaton, professor and director of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, began life as a children's librarian in Boston. Author of Well-Dressed Role Models: The Portrayal of Women in Biographies for Children, she now is working on a biography of Alice M. Jordan.
Hal B. Grossman is an assistant professor and reference librarian at the Hunter College Library, City University of New York. He holds a master's degree in library science and a juris doctorate, both from Rutgers University. Grossman's research interests include the history of the library in society and information literacy.
Ralph Kingston is an assistant professor in history at Auburn University. He received his Ph.D. from University College London in 2002. Prior to taking up employment at Auburn, he held a British Academy postdoctoral research fellowship at the same university. Kingston is currently working on a book titled Office Politics: Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Culture in Post-revolutionary France, 1789-1848.
Kathleen McDowell is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research has been published in Book History, Library Quarterly, and Children and Libraries. [End Page 133]