Linda Ernst has been a Children’s Librarian for over 40 years. She has presented and offered workshops for the Washington State Library Association and across the United States on the topic of early literacy and has published four books on early literacy programming and library services for the very young. The Children and Young Adult Services Division of the Washington Library Association selected her as the recipient of the Award for Visionary Library Service to Youth in 2004. Linda is currently serving on the Association for Library Service to Children Board of Directors and has served on various ALSC committees including Caldecott, Siebert, and Carnegie Awards.