Valerie Colston is an author and art professor with many years of experience developing and teaching art programs in libraries. She is the author of Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools, and Themes for Young Adult Programming (Libraries Unlimited, 2012). Ms. Colston was one of the art consultants to the Wyland Foundation's Ocean Challenge program for teachers. Her book, 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills, published by Barrons Educational Series, received outstanding reviews in School Library Journal and in NAEA News, the newsletter of the National Art Education Association. Her article on "It's Easy to be a Green Teen" appeared in Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), a leading publication on young adult services in libraries.