Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Dual Degree Program in LIS/Children's Literature
After completing her master's in library science at Rutgers University, Amy Pattee worked as a children's librarian at public libraries in Ocean County and Burlington County, New Jersey. She received her doctorate in library information science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. A recent publication of hers in Library Quarterly reflects her current research interests: "Mass Market Mortification: The Developmental Appropriateness of Teen Magazines and the Embarrassing Story Standard." Her book, Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Young Adult Romance Revolution, was published by Routledge in 2011. She teaches children's and young adult literature; you can read her blog at http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/yaorstfu/.