Lisa Von Drasek (Lees-ah Vahn Drā sék) is the Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections . The CLRC that includes the Kerlan Collection of rare children’s books, manuscripts and original art is an internationally recognized resource in the field of children’s literature. Lisa is a frequent lecturer guest lecturer on storytelling and folklore, collection development, children’s literature, and library services to children. Lisa has reviewed children's books for "The New York Times", "Kirkus Reviews", "EarlyWord.com", "Shelf Awareness" and blogs at Blue Ox Review.
Lisa’s publications include Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries. In 2019, She adapted noted children’s book scholar, Leonard S. Marcus’ The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter from the one originated at The New York Public Library. Lisa is presently on the board of directors of USBBY as division of IBBY.