Marilyn Willis has 35 years experience in the education field, completing her career as co-ordinator of Library Service in the Peel District School Board. She received the Award of Excellence for her advocacy for the school library. On her retirement, she continued her role in library services with book selection for K to 12 schools for Whitehots, to present at national conferences, and to consult with schools. Marilyn has recently been involved with the Ministry of Education and their Experience Ontario program, helping Grade 12 students choose their next steps. She was also involved with StAR program, encouraging young researchers as they changed their world. She currently supports the Canadian Children’s Book Centre with book selection. During the summer, she mentors teachers in Hefei, China.