Julie Stivers

Teacher Librarian, Mount Vernon Middle School

Julie Stivers (MSLS, SILS at UNC—Chapel Hill) is the librarian at Mount Vernon Middle, an alternative public school in Raleigh, NC, where she loves helping students find and devour engaging, reflective literature. Her work has been published in Knowledge Quest, School Libraries Worldwide, School Library Journal, and YALS. She is the recipient of AASL’s 2017 Frances Henne Award and was named a 2018 ALA Emerging Leader. Her research and practical interests include culturally sustaining pedagogy, inclusive library spaces, and finding creative ways to dismantle the traditional literary canon.