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Debra Ann McLeod, American librarian.


McLeod, Debra Ann was born on April 21, 1952 in St. Louis. Daughter of Frank Joseph and Virginia Veronica (Jasso) Osterloh.


Bachelor in History, University Missouri, St. Louis, 1974. Medical Science Liaison Society, University Illinois, 1975.


Research assistant Graduate School Library Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1974. Children's library St. Louis Public Library., 1976—1977, Kent County Library Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1977—1981. Children's specialist Johnson County Library., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1981—1983, coordinator children's collections, 1983—1990, youth collections specialist, since 1991.

Library Holy Trinity Catholic School, Lenexa, 1990—1994. Associate professor childrens literature Johnson County Community College, since 2007. Managing partner Book Tree, Lenexa, Kansas, since 1982.

Library consultant.


With Family Services Kent County, Michigan, 1977—1979. Contributing editor Kansas City Parent, 1986—1990, Parent's Guide Media, 1995—2001. AV reviewer Booklist, since 1995, board directors, since 2008.

Member of Freedom Read Foundation, Library Association Service Children (intellectual freedom committee, co-chair video pre-conference, film and video evaluation committee, chair 1992, Carnegie medal committee, chair 1995, education committee, chair 1996-1997, connectivity pre-conference 1998, liaison organization serving child committee 1998—2002, board directors 2002-2005, chair 2005-2007, Scribner award 1980, Newbery award committee 1983-1984, Caldecott award committee 1993-1994, 2008, new awards task force, nominating committee since 2010), American Library Association, United States Pony Club (national games committee since 2002, chair, national conference 2006, games championship organizer since 2007).


Married Bradley J. McLeod, June 24, 1977. Children: Catherine Rose, Elizabeth Lauren.

Frank Joseph Osterloh

Virginia Veronica (Jasso) Osterloh

Bradley J. McLeod

Catherine Rose McLeod

Elizabeth Lauren McLeod