Starr LaTronica has been a librarian for over 35 years and can’t imagine anything she would rather be.  A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she has worked for libraries in Berkeley, upstate New York, and is currently the Director of the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT.  Starr has served as chair of the Newbery Committee and the Wilder Award,  a judge for the National Book Award, a member of the Caldecott Committee, a judge for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books and is a past president of the Association for Library Service to Children. She is the namesake for Daniel Pinkwater’s “crazy as a bat” librarian, Starr Lackawanna in Looking for Bobowicz and carries that character’s creed, “I live to amaze, astonish and astound.  Those are things librarians do well.”