But it IS happening, starting today. If you’re a member of ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children), you can vote as soon as your ballot is emailed to you. Here’s some links for information on the ALA Election process or the 2016 ALSC Elections.
So, just a few quick things about me and my qualifications:
- I’ve served on two YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) selection list committees: Outstanding Books for the College Bound in 2014 and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults in 2016. I also chaired the PPYA list in 2016.
- I’ve served for the past two years on the Monarch Award, Illinois’s K-3rd state reader’s choice award committee: 2016 Nominees and 2017 Nominees. I still have one term on the Monarchs which will end this January before the Caldecott term will start.
- I was one of the attendees for the Bill Morris Seminar this past Midwinter (Boston 2016).
- I am registered for ALSC’s class The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books for this spring of 2016.
Above all, I am committed to children’s librarianship and love to give back to the community. Being on the Caldecott Committee would, in my opinion, be the ultimate lasting contribution to the field. It would give me an opportunity to be a part of a decision that would change the lives of libraries, children, and illustrators permanently.
Thank you very much for reading this post.
If you’d like to know a lot more details about my involvement in the field, please visit my online resume.