Mountain View, California
M. Elena Lopez is an independent researcher on the ecology of learning that includes the home, school, and community. She regularly contributes to research, policy, and practice on family engagement in children’s learning. She has published in Public Library Quarterly, Childhood Education, and Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. She is co-editor of A Librarian’s Guide to Family Engagement in Learning. As a member of the Board of the Mountain View Public Library in California, she seeks to develop policies for greater access and engagement with library programs and services.