Former Director of the Weeks Public Library; Author, Lecturer, and Consultant
Michael Sullivan (BA, Harvard College, MLIS, Simmons College) is the author the "Escapade Johnson" series of children's books: Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke (PublishingWorks, 2006), The Coffee Shop of the Living Dead (PublishingWorks, 2008), and The Witches of Belknap County (PublishingWorks, 2008), as well as Connecting Boys With Books (American Library Association, 2003), The Fundamentals of Children's Service (American Library Association, 2005), Connecting Boys With Books 2: Bridging the Reading Gap (American Library Association, December 2008), and The Sapphire Knight (PublishingWorks, January 2009).
He speaks widely on the boys and reading and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Simmons GSLIS. Sullivan spent 15 years as a children's librarian and library director and wrote several articles for Public Libraries, including "Giving Them What They Want in Small Public Libraries" (May/June 2000) and "The Fragile Future of Public Libraries" (September/October 2003), as well as "Why Johnny Won't Read" for School Library Journal (August 2004). A storyteller and chess instructor, he once offered instructional programs for the Boston Museum of Science. He was honored with a U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award, was a 2005 Library Journal "Movers & Shakers" award winner, is a former president of the New Hampshire Library Association, and was the 1998 NH Librarian of the Year.