This is wonderful news, Susan. Congratulations and many thanks for being
an important part of making it happen. Our affiliation with ALA has been
gradually raising AJL's profile in the library world. A colleague in the
Graduate Library at Michigan where I work just asked me yesterday about AJL
being included in the Youth Media Awards press showcase at ALA beginning at
Midwinter 2019 in Seattle.
It would be great if we can next get the Judaica Reference and Bibliography
Awards into the spotlight of an ALA reference forum of proportional
Thank you again for the great work! See you in Denver at ALA MW next week!
Elliot H. Gertel
Irving M. Hermelin Curator of Judaica
Curator, Jewish Heritage Collection
The University of Michigan
111-C Hatcher Graduate Library North
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1190
On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:23 PM, Susan Kusel <sku...@templerodefshalom.org>
> Hi everyone,
> I am delighted to report that next year in January, 2019 the Sydney
> Taylor Book Awards will be announced at the Youth Media Awards (YMA) press
> conference during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.
> This is the press conference where the Newbery and Caldecott Medals are
> announced, along with the other ALA children’s and young adult awards.
> The YMAs are an absolutely enormous event in the children’s book field-
> this is the equivalent of being on the Oscar broadcast. We are thrilled
> about the potential increase in publicity for the Sydney Taylor Awards.
> Here is a link to a press release from ALA:
> School Library Journal just wrote an article about the announcement, which
> you can find here.
> Please email me if you have any questions.
> Sydney Taylor Book Award Chair
> Susan Kusel
> Temple Rodef Shalom
> 2100 Westmoreland Street
> Falls Church, VA 22043
> (703) 676-3851
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