Christie Kaaland is the director of school library certification at Antioch University’s School of Education in Seattle, Washington. Her most recent article, “An Author Visit with Dan Gemeinhart” was published in the October 2019 issue of Teacher Librarian. She authored the book Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in the School Library: Creating a Safe Haven (Libraries Unlimited 2015). She was awarded the Horace Mann Humanitarian Award from Antioch University in 2012. She is a member of AASL.