Kathy Mansfield is the library media/textbooks consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and served as a member of the AASL Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board. Kathy was an elementary school librarian in Kentucky for 19 years before joining KDE. She is on the boards of both the Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) and the Kentucky Library Association (KLA), as well as on the leadership team for the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL). Kathy was the 2015 recipient of the James A. Nelson Library Advocacy Award (KY Library Association), a two-time winner of the Award of Merit (KY Association of School Librarians – 2012, 2015), and the recipient of the 2002 Jefferson County Outstanding School Media Librarian Award. An episode of KYA field Radio on which she was the guest won the 2016 Jesse Stuart Media Award from the KY Association of School Librarians.