Adele Walsh joined the State Library of Victoria in 2011 as the Centre for Youth Literature’s Program Coordinator. Her experience as an avid Young Adult literature reader and a passionate youth literature advocate informed her successful Young Adult blog, Persnickety Snark. Adele has a professional background as a teacher and in her role provides content for the Centre for Youth Literature’s website, Inside a Dog, as well as programming events that promote literature to young adults. She is also the co-host of Unladylike, a podcast on women and writing. In 2018 Adele has been a Mentor for the Youth Curators as part of the 2018 All Day YA Program.