Cait Zaksheske – Assistant Chair

Cait Zaksheske is the librarian of Yuma High School in the Yuma Union High School District in Yuma, Arizona. She was the winner of the 2015 ALA Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant. She has developed a diverse and expansive graphic novel collection at Yuma High School; it is the largest collection the school district and the most widely used. This year, she won the Dollar General Youth Literacy grant in order to further expand her school’s graphic novel collection, in addition to other areas. Mrs. Zaksheske also spoke at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con on the panel “Nerd and Geek Culture in High Schools: Graphic Novels, Gamification, and Gamer’s Guilds.”  She received her MSLS from Clarion University (PA) in 2013.