Dr Susan La Marca is a consultant in the areas of children’s and young adult literature and school libraries. She is currently Head of Library and Information Services at Genazzano FCJ College in Melbourne, and also an adjunct lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University.

Susan is the editor of Synergy, the research journal of the School Library Association of Victoria and the Regional Director for Oceania of the International Association of School Librarianship. She is also the co-author of Knowing Readers: Unlocking the Pleasures of Reading and the author of Designing the Learning Environment.

She has also co-edited two collections: Things a Map Won’t Show You,for middle grade readers, and Where the Shoreline Used to Be, for senior high school students.