Grace Jackson-Brown, PhD, is an associate professor with the Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries, Research and Instructional Services Unit. She is chair of the Springfield African American Read-In, a community-wide literacy project made up of five organizations, among them Missouri State University Libraries and Springfield Public Schools. She teaches for-credit information literacy courses for MSU. She has taught library science courses as part of a cooperative agreement between MSU and University of Missouri-Columbia, including Reference and Information Resources. Between 2013 and 2015 she served on the AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy.