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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Sandra Hughes-Hassell

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In her current research, she focuses on social justice issues in youth library services, diverse youth literature, and culturally responsive professional development. She has written and presented extensively on culturally relevant pedagogy, critical race theory, and the role of the libraries in serving youth of color. Her most recent book is Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth (Libraries Unlimited, 2017) which she co-edited with Pauletta B. Bracy and Casey H. Rawson. Currently she is leading a team of researchers in developing a comprehensive research-based professional development curriculum that includes a suite of blended professional development experiences for school librarians that focuses on cultural competence, culturally relevant pedagogy, and equity literacy. Project Ready: Equity and Access for Diverse Youth is funded by a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (http://projectready.web.unc.edu/)

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