January 13, 2020 8:30-9:30 AM Dearborn Park International School
For over forty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflect his indigenous heritage and traditions. He is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. His best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country.
Mentoring and Workshop Program – Writing for Children and Young Adults, January 2020
Are you looking for on-going writing support, with monthly deadlines, expert feedback, and participation and discussion along with other committed children’s book creators? Maybe you have thought about doing an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, but not had the flexibility or been able to afford the high fees, which can be around $50,000. Then this could be the perfect opportunity!
Mark your calendars for the first ever WLA Virtual Conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2020! This all-day event will bring together library professionals from around Washington and the world to build connections and envision the future of libraries.
Employment: Director of Educational Technology and Library Services, Asheville School
Deadline: Position open until filled.
Asheville School, a coed 9-12 boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina, seeks a Director of Educational Technology and Library Services for a full-time position. The school is hoping to transition from a traditional library into a new space that revolves around many things technology-focused.
Registration: Research Group Winter 2020 – Children’s Digital media and Technologies Design Toolkit
Led by Ph.D. student Saba Kawas and Professor Julie Kientz
Deadline: Form due by December 12, 2019
Meeting Time: Monday From 10 am–12 pm Registration: Research Group Course Credit: 2-4 CR/NC Application Deadline: 12/12/2019 Decisions: 12/13/2019
Research Group Overview
The research group is looking for a few students who are interested in applied research to help inform the UX design process of interactive technologies for children. In this DRG, we will prototype and evaluate design toolkits that translate academic research findings into actionable insights that can be easily used by UX designers in the industry. The goal is to come up with toolkit designs with content presented in an easily-digestible format such as a set of cards or an online resource library. We are also planning to run co-design sessions with professional UX designers to design, create, and evaluate several Children’s Digital Design Toolkit examples.
Registration Open for Children’s Literature Summer School 2020, University of Antwerp
Interested in children’s literature studies? Looking to study abroad? You should consider applying for the Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp for Summer 2020! Several MLIS student participated in it last summer (2019) and Doc Martin also taught as part of it. Registration for the Summer 2020 Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp is now available online.
Call for Participants: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival Ambassadors
Deadline: Applications due December 6, 2019
The 53rd Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival will take place on April 1-3, 2020, at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The festival will celebrate the 2020 Southern Miss Medallion winner Rita Willams-Garcia and feature additional keynotes by Matthew Cordell, Michael Fry, Sonia Manzano, Megan McDonald, Daniel Jose Older, Jason Reynolds, and Ezra Jack Keats lecturer Randy Testa.
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children’s literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers, and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children’s literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.