Karen O'Connell


Karen O’Connell is the Arkansas Center for the Book Coordinator at the Arkansas State Library. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Arts from Georgetown University, a post-graduate certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland. O’Connell has worked in academic and special libraries and has extensive training in book history. Her particular interests relate to the history of book illustration and book bindings.


11:00 am to Noon
House Committee Room 3
Emerging Women Authors from the South
with Monica Brashears, Quinn Connor, Terah Shelton Harris, E.M. Tran, and moderator Karen O'Connell

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
State Capitol, House Committee Room 5
Celebrating the Library of Congress Center for the Book and Our Neighboring Centers of Arkansas and Mississippi
with Tracy Carr, Karen O'Connell, and moderator Guy Lamolinara



Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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