Monday, January 9, 2012

And the Wisconsin Winner Is...

Want to take part in making Wisconsin literary history? 
The Youth Service Section of the Wisconsin Library Association is looking for a person to serve a two-year term on the 2012 Children’s Book Award Committee.   If selected, you will be one of seven individuals who read and discuss books written for children and teens by authors and illustrators with a Wisconsin connection. 
This notable committee chooses the recipient of the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award and annually selects up to ten books to receive Outstanding Achievement recognition.  To find out more about this committee, visit the WLA Children's Book Award website.
To be considered for this position, please send a brief essay to YSS Chair, Sue Abrahamson, by January 16, 2012.  Essays should identify applicant’s abilities and desire to:
·         Participate in book discussions
·         Be familiar with recent youth literature
·         Be a member of WLA/YSS
·         Work cooperatively, listen well and express opinions
·         Attend committee meetings when necessary

Email your essay to  Please list “Children’s Book Award” in the subject line.  Unless specified otherwise, your application will be kept on file to create a pool of interested librarians for future opportunities.

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