2009 Sponsors

Thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to the 2008 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads:
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor News
Community Television Network
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ypsilanti District Library

Special Thanks to the Following Individuals Who Served on 2009 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Committees:

Blue Ribbon Committee
Laurel Champion, Publisher, Ann Arbor News
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
James Hawkins, Superintendent, Ypsilanti Schools
John Hieftje, Mayor, Ann Arbor
Dr. Susan Martin, Eastern Michigan University
Jill Morey, Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Josie Barnes Parker, Director, Ann Arbor District Library
Paul Schreiber, Mayor, Ypsilanti
Larry Whitworth, President, Washtenaw Community College

Steering Committee
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Tim Grimes, Community Relations and Marketing Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Chuck Hatt, Coordinator for Literacy and Social Studies Instruction, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

Selection Committee
Patricia Yocum, Coordinator, University of Michigan Science Libraries, Chair
Kathy Bedford, Ann Arbor Book Discussion Group Member
Deb Carter-Day, Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library
Jim Forrester, Lowbrow Astronomers
Diane Jacobs, Eastern Michigan University
Ran Ji, Student, Ann Arbor School District
John Pahle, Teacher, Lincoln School District
Jean Nelson, Ypsilanti Book Discussion Group Member
Jackie Sasaki, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Stephen Schaffer, Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Screening Committee
Maureen Angyan, East Middle School
Sue Budin, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
James Florey, Huron High School
Kathe Hetter, Community High School
Lori Kunkel-Coryell, Assistant Director, Ypsilanti District Library
Matthew Linke, Exhibit Museum Planetarium,
Nicola Rooney, Nicola’s Books
Dave Snyder, University Lowbrow Astronomers
Jan Zirnstein, UM Student Astronomical Society

Outreach Committee
Donna DeButts, Community Relations Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library
Alice Fishman, Librarian, Ann Arbor District Library
Sharon Gambin, Inventory Supervisor, Border’s Books and Music
Tim Grimes, Community Relations and Marketing Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
Chuck Hatt, Coordinator for Literacy and Social Studies Instruction, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Emma Jackson, Director of Public Relations, Ypsilanti School District
Meagen Kucaj, Publicity Manager, Shaman Drum Bookshop
Ira Lax, Outreach Assistant, Ann Arbor District Library
Matt Linke, University of Michigan Exhibit Musuem
Theresa Maddix
Molly Mohony, Philosophy Librarian, University of Michigan
Jean Nelson, Liaison, Washtenaw Community College
Rachel Pastiva, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
Kate Pittsley, Business Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Book Festival
Nicola Rooney, Owner, Nicola’s Books
Gayle Townsend, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstores
Evans Young, Assistant Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan