Rita Meade is public librarian who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rita is contributing editor for BookRiot.com and also hosts the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish advice show. She and/or her writing have appeared in various places, including American Libraries Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, The Atlantic Wire, The Hairpin, and more. Rita also reviews children’s books for School Library Journal, occasionally writes about library-related things on her blog Screwy Decimal, and even less occasionally sings with a librarian band, Lost in the Stacks. You can find her on Twitter at @ScrewyDecimal.