Renée Critcher Lyons is an assistant professor in the School Library Media Program at East Tennessee State University, teaching children’s and young adult literature to future librarians. Prior to her appointment at ETSU, she served as both a school (elementary, middle, and high school) and instructional (community college) librarian. Reneé is the author of three books: Teaching Civics in the Library: An Instructional and Historical Guide for School and Public Librarians (McFarland, 2015); Foreign-Born American Patriots: Sixteen Volunteer Leaders in the Revolutionary War (2013); and The Revival of Banned Dances: A Worldwide Study (2012). She is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults) and Appalachian State University (Master of Library Science).
Renée Critcher Lyons serves as Secretary of the NCBLA.