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Ph.D., Library and Information Science, Cultural Studies certificate
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004
Dissertation Title: “Everywhere, Or a Reflection? Describing The ‘Sweet Valley High’ Experience”
M.L.S., Library Science,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1999
B.A., Film Production,
UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 1996
Margaret Ellen Kalp Fellowship for Doctoral Study, 2001-2004
UNC-Chapel Hill Teaching Fellowship, 2002-2004
H. Gilbert Kelley Scholarship, 1998-1999
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Courses: Children's Literature and Media Collections, Young Adult Literature, Library Programs and Services for Children, Information Sources for Children, Evaluation of Library and Information Services
Sept. 2004--Sept. 2010:
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Courses: Children's Literature and Media Collections, Young Adult Literature, Library Programs and Services for Children
Co-coordinator, MA/MS Dual Degree Program in Children's Literature and Library Services to Children, Simmons College, Boston, MA
July, 2001--May, 2004
Teaching Fellow, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Courses: Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature
January, 2000--August, 2001
Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Public Library, Manchester, NJ
August, 1999--January, 2000
Branch Librarian, Browns Mills Branch of the Burlington County Public Library, Browns Mills, NJ
January, 1998--August, 1999
Librarian-in-training, Main Branch of the Burlington County Public Library, Westampton, NJ
Pattee, A. S. (2011). Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel. NY: Routledge.
reviews of Reading the Adolescent Romance:
Allen, A. (2012). Breathlessly awaiting the next installment: Revealing the complexity of young adult literature. Children’s Literature, 40, 260-269.
Mussell, K. (2011). Review: Reading the Adolescent Romance: “Sweet Valley High” and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel by Amy S. Pattee.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 2 (1).
Phruksachart, M. (2011). Pascal, Francine. Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011. Pattee, Amy S. Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel. New York: Routledge, 2011. Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture, 11 (3).
Pattee, A.S. (2013). Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow.
academic journal articles:
Moeller, R., Pattee, A., and Leeper, A. (2011). The young adult voice in research about young adults. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults 2 (1).
Pattee, A. S. (2009). When in Doubt, Choose 'B': Encoding Teenage Girls' Magazine Quizzes. Feminist Media Studies, 9 (2), 193-207.
Pattee, A. S. (2008). What do you Know? Applying the K-W-L Model to the Reference Transaction with Children. Children and Libraries, 6 (1), 30-39.
Pattee, A. S. (2008). Sexual Fantasy: The Queer Utopia of David Levithan's Boy Meets Boy. Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 33 (2), 156-171.
Pattee, A. S. (2008). Considering Popular Fiction and Library Practices of Recommendation: The Literary Status of 'The Clique' and its Historical Progenitors. Library Quarterly, 78 (1), 71-98.
Pattee, A. S. (2006). Commodities in Literature, Literature as Commodity: A Close Look at the ‘Gossip Girl’ Series. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 31 (2), 154-175.
Pattee, A. S. (2004). Disturbing the Peace: The Function of Young Adult Literature and the Case of Catherine Atkins’ When Jeff Comes Home. Children’s Literature in Education, 35 (3), 241-255.
Pattee, A. S. (2004). Mass Market Mortification: The Developmental Appropriateness of Teen Magazines and the Embarrassing Story Standard. Library Quarterly 74 (1), 1-20.
Pattee, A. S. (2003). Liberating Literacy: Uncovering the Ideology and Expanding the Practice. LIBRI, 53 (3), 210-220.
With Gary Marchionini and Xiangming Mu:
“The Interactive Shared Educational Environment: User Interface, System Architecture and Field Study” , JCDL’03 conference proceedings
Pattee, A. (2014). Rethinking library collections for young adults. Young Adult Library Services, 12 (3), 14-16.
Pattee, A. S. (2009). Expedient, But at What Cost? School Library Journal, 55 (1), 20-21.
Pattee, A. S. (2008). Street Fight: Welcome to the World of Urban Lit. School Library Journal, 54 (7), 26-30.
Pattee, A. S. (2008). Sweet Valley High: A Second Look. Horn Book Magazine, 84 (4), 413-417.
Pattee, A. S. (2007). Rethinking 'Racy Reads.' School Library Journal, 53 (1), 30-31.
Pattee, A. S. (2006). The Secret Source: Sexually Explicit Young Adult Literature as an Information Source. Young Adult Library Services, 4 (2), 30-38.
Pattee, A. (October 2010-May 2011). Young adult [monthly commentary in blog form]. Kirkus Reviews (online).
Pattee, A. (2007). Youth Information Seeking Behavior II: Contexts, Theories, Models, and Issues, edited by Mary K. Chelton and Colleen Cool. Library and Information Science Research, 29 (4), 581-583.
Pattee, A. (2007). Viewing girlhood in media’s mirror [bibliographic essay]. Feminist Collections, 28 (3), 11-15.
Pattee, A. (2007). Studying Children’s Questions: Imposed and Self-Generated Information Seeking at School, by Melissa Gross. Library and Information Science Research, 29 (1), 149-152.
Pattee, A. (2006). Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism, 2nd ed., by Robert A. Harris. Library and Information Science Research, 28 (2), 344-346.
Young adult and professional literature reviewer, Voice of Youth Advocates
Young adult and professional literature reviewer, School Library Journal
"Judy Blume," "Forever . . .," "Are You there, God? It's Me, Margaret," and "Trixie Belden" (encyclopedia entries), Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia (2007).
"I Know What You Did Last Summer," "King Dork," and "Tangerine," (book reviews), The Ultimate Teen Book Guide (D. Hahn and L. Flynn, Eds.), 2007.
“Playing House: The Disturbing Resemblance of Flowers in the Attic to The Boxcar Children”—research presented at the 2013 Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference
“Tempering Rebellion: The Development of Urban Fiction for Young People”—research presented at the 2011 Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference
"Out of the Rubble: 'Sweet Valley High''s Teasing Relationship with Multiculturalism--research presented at "Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals" Conference
“Inclusive Voices: Embracing Diversity in Youth Services”—research showcase presentation given at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference
“Academic vs Practitioner: Interrogating our Investment in Positionality"--panel paper presented with Cathie Mercier at the Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference
"A, B, or C: Teenage Girls' Magazine Quizzes"--presentation given at the Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Conference
"Children's Librarians as (Domestic) Artists: The Legacy of the Profession"--poster presentation given at the Association for Library and Information Science Education's 2008 Annual Conference
“Selling Series: From Nancy Drew to Gossip Girl”—presentation given at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2006 Annual Conference
“Young Adult Literature Goes Multimedia, with a Less Than Altruistic Motive: The Case of ‘Gossip Girl’ And Commerce”—presentation given at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Research Colloquium
“Does Multi-cultural Mean Hetero-cultural? Examining Homosexuality in Picture Books for Children”—presentation given at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2004 Annual Conference
“Against the Grain: Jack Gantos and the Children’s Author ‘Function’”—presentation given at South Central Regional MLA conference
“Examining Young Adult Literature Through a Cultural Studies Lens”—presentation given at ALA’s LRRT (American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table) New Research by New Researchers Panel
“Using the Interactive Shared Educational Environment in a Distance Learning Scenario: A User Study” (with Xiangming Mu), ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) poster session
“Liberating Literacy”—presentation given at UNC’s SILS doctoral student symposium
“Mass Market Mortification: The Developmental Appropriateness of Teen Magazines and the Embarrassing Story Standard”—presentation given at UNC’s SILS doctoral student symposium
“Pushing Popular Literature in the Classroom”—presentation given to the Ocean County ( New Jersey) Reading Council
“Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults”—Webinar hosted by Booklist (webinar is archived at: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=73)
“Common Core State Standards and Publishing”—Panel presentation hosted by Bookbuilders of Boston, MA
“Love Letters: An Institute”—Opening talk given at Simmons College’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Summer Institute
“YA Fiction on the Edge”—Panel presentation at the Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA,
“Heroes and Villains: When Good Characters do Bad Things”—Professional workshop presented at “The Horn Book at Simmons: A One-Day Colloquium,” Boston, MA
“Faculty Research Symposium”—Panel presentation of faculty research sponsored by the Simmons College Faculty Senate and the Center for Applied and Community Research, Boston, MA
“The Female Body: Ideals and Other Fantasies”—Professional Connections workshop presented at the Simmons College's Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Summer Institute, Boston, MA
“The Popular and the Literary: What’s New in YA Fiction”—Professional workshop presented at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s 2010 Annual Conference
"Reaching, Dreaming, and Conspiring: Reading, Recommending and Talking About the BGHB Fiction Winners”—Professional workshop presented at “The Horn Book at Simmons: A One-Day Colloquium"
“PHAT Fiction: Engaging Hip Hop Literature in the Public Library,”—panel presentation at the American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, Washington, DC
“The Case of the Adult Author: When Adult Mystery Writers Pen Youth Novels, How Different Are the Results?”--Professional Connections workshop presented at the Simmons College's Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Summer Institute
“Introducing Young Adult Literature”--workshop presented to the staff of the Danvers Public Library, Danvers, MA
“Hannah Montana in the Library: Popular Cultural Materials and Library Collections”--workshop presented at the Reading Roundup of Children’s and YA Literature (statewide annual conference sponsored by the Maine Regional Library System and the Maine Library Association’s Youth Services Section), Augusta, ME
“Risque YA: Controversial Content in Young Adult Literature”--participant in panel discussion at The King’s Rose (YA novel by Alisa Libby) book launch, Boston, MA
“Young Adult Literature”--workshop presented at the Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, MA
"Hot Teen Titles: Sexuality and Teen Fiction"--professional presentation and discussion of young adult literature at the New England Roundtable of Teen and Children's Librarian sponsored presentation at the New England Library Association's 2008 Annual Conference
"Expect the Unexpected: New Young Adult Books"--continuing education workshop given at the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Library System
"Let's Talk About Books! What's New in YA and Children's Lit"--continuing education workshop given at the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Library System
"Booktalking!" and "New Young Adult Books"--presentations given at the Massachusetts School Library Association's 2006 Annual Conference
“A Secret Weapon in the Librarian’s Arsenal: Booktalks!” presentation with Maggie Bush, Boston Public Schools Continuing education course, “It’s All About Reading: Literature in the School Library”
editorial (editorial board and ad hoc peer reviewing)
Editorial Board Member, ALA AASL School Library Media Research [peer-reviewed journal] (2011-present)
Advisory Board Member, ALA YALSA Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults [peer-reviewed journal] (2010-present)
Ad hoc reviewer, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly [peer-reviewed journal] (2009-present)
Ad hoc reviewer, The Lion and the Unicorn [peer-reviewed journal] (2010-present)
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Popular Romance Studies [peer-reviewed journal] (2012-present)
“Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults: New Book by Alumna Amy S. Pattee,” UNC SILS News, November, 2013 <http://sils.unc.edu/news/2013/amy-pattee-second-book>
“Urban Lit: Do Books Change Teen Behaviors,” The Voice [interviewed for a story in the Boston College School of Nursing Magazine], Winter, 2012
“What’s the Attraction,” Carolina Alumni Review [profile written by Susan Simone], July/August, 2011
“The Future of Libraries,” The Emily Rooney Show [public radio broadcast], January 31, 2011
<radio broadcast archived at: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Emily-Rooney-Show-854/episodes/Monday-Jan-31WAYH-About-The-Future-Of-Libraries-24409>
“Protesting Library Closures,” Greater Boston with Emily Rooney [public television broadcast], March 9, 2010
“Teens Drawn to Sex, Drugs, Violence of Urban Fiction,” The Boston Globe [interview with article author Vanessa Jones], December 22, 2008
college and community service
school and college service:
Faculty Senate Representative (September 2013-July, 2014)
Co-coordinator, Simmons MA/MS Dual Degree program (Children’s Literature and Library Services to Children) (2008-present)
Member, GSLIS Committee on Rank, Tenure, and Appointments (2013-present; 2011-2012, acting chair, April 2011-June 2011)
Member, ChLA/Simmons College Children’s Literature Association 2012 Conference Planning Committee (2011-2012)
Member, GSLIS Assessment Committee (2011-2012)
Member, Faculty Policy Manual Implementation Guidelines Committee (2011-present)
Member, Simmons College NEASC Accreditation Committee (2009-2011)
Member, Simmons College Sloan/ACE Career Flexibility Working Group (2009-2011)
Chair, GSLIS ALA COA Chapter 1 Committee (2009-2010)
Secretary, Graduate School of Library and Information Science Committee on Doctoral Studies (2005-2010)
Member, Simmons College Strategic Planning Committee (2007-2008)
Member, Simmons College Speakers’ Bureau (2005-2006)
professional and academic service:
Judge, Boston Globe Horn Book Awards (2013-2014)
Member, Children’s Literature Association (2009-present)
Member, American Library Association’s (ALA) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Research Committee (2009- 2011)
Juror, Massachusetts Center for the Book 2005 Book Awards