[Siguse-l] Register Now for a Short Course on Children’s Book Awards Offered by Maryland’s iSchool

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Fri Apr 29 10:57:54 EDT 2016

The Professional Education program at the University of Maryland’s iSchool
invites children’s and school librarians and K-12 teachers to participate
in a 5-week, in-person short course entitled *But is it* *Award Worthy? A
Critical Look at the 2016 Award Winning & Honor Books*.

During this short course, participants will examine and discuss the
criteria, scope, and related issues of the major youth book awards and
exercise critical judgement to argue for or against the winning books of
2016. Discussions will include the history of the awards, similarities and
differences between them, and potential readers and impact.

At the completion of the short course, participants will receive a
Certificate of Completion from the University of Maryland’s Office of
Extended Studies and earn ten (10) contact hours of continuing education
units (CEUs).

*About the Instructor*

Maria Salvadore, leading children’s literature expert, will be teaching
this dynamic course. Maria has served on and chaired various book award
committees, including the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction
Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, and the Caldecott Committee. As
an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, a reviewer for *School
Library Journal *and Capitol Choices, and a former member of ALA’s Notable
Children’s Book Committee, Maria brings a wealth of experience and
practical knowledge to this exciting professional development opportunity.

*Short Course Details*

·         Dates and Times

o   May 24, 31, June 7, 14, & 21, 2016—6:30pm–8:00pm

·         Location

o   Hornbake Library South Wing
University of Maryland, College Park campus

·         Price and Refunds

o   $269.00 (payable by debit or credit only)

o   Refunds will only be given under extreme circumstances at the
discretion of the Professional Education Committee.

*Registration Details*

To register for this short course, please visit

For any questions, please contact Tricia Donovan (donovant at umd.edu),
Coordinator of Professional Education at Maryland’s iSchool.

*The Professional Education program at Maryland’s iSchool is committed to
providing quality professional and continuing education opportunities to
library and information professionals. These opportunities include short
courses, webcasts, workshops, and other experiences, both in-person and
virtually. For more information, visit http://ischool.umd.edu/
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