Sharon McQueen is a biographer and sociocultural historian of children’s literature. She has taught graduate courses for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Rutgers University, the University of Iowa, Old Dominion University, where she served as Director of the Learning Resource Center, and the University of Kentucky, where she served as Director of both The McConnell Center for the Study of Youth Literature and the annual McConnell Youth Literature Conference. Sharon McQueen's work has been published in various journals, including Children and Libraries, The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Books, Public Libraries,​ Library and Information Science Research, Library, American Libraries Online, and the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). Dr. McQueen's research has received multiple awards from the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) and the American Library Association (ALA)—including the Justin Winsor Prize and the Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award for her study of the 1936 U.S. children’s picture book The Story of Ferdinand, the Jesse H. Shera Awardfor exemplary research design and methods, and the ALISE/LMC Paper Award for her biography of childhood education legend May Hill Arbuthnot. Sharon adds these awards to her 3rd place win at the Wisconsin State Fair—for hog calling!