Julie Roach teaches in the literacy programs at Lesley University, and manages youth services at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA. She has chaired the Boston Globe Horn Book Award Committee and the Theodore Seuss Geisel Committee. She has been a member of the Caldecott selection committee since 2010, and in 2020 was appointed chair of the committee. She reviews children's literature regularly for The Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal and, in addition to teaching at Lesley University, she also teaches "Children's Literature and Media Collections" at Simmons University Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
BS, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
MS, Simmons University, Graduate School of Library and Information Science