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  1. Recommended Reading

      Judging submissions: Evaluating Materials about Children with Disabilities” http://faculty.libsci.sc.edu/walling/evaluationcriteria.htm How to Spot a Great Picture Book Dilys Evans has been providing advice to young artists since 1978, when she founded ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:53 - Awards & Grants

  2. ALA Staff Liaison Responsibilities

    Works with incoming ALA Award Chair to appoint Jury members. Updates web site. Updates ALA Handbook of Organization. Submits books to Jury members. Requests books from publishers for Jury to review. Updates publishers contact list. Arranges conference cal ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:44 - Awards & Grants

  3. Jury Chair Responsibilities

      Coordinate with the ALA liaison to schedule telephone conferences and the ALA Midwinter Jury meeting. Develop an agenda for Jury meetings. Inform members of the results of short list votes. Encourage Jury members to participate during all deliberations. ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:43 - Awards & Grants

  4. Jury Member Responsibilities

    Read the Schneider Family Book Award Manual to understand the specific aims and criteria of this award before reading books under consideration. Search for books to bring to the Jury’s attention by reading professional journals and publishers’ catalogs, a ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:41 - Awards & Grants

  5. The working calendar

    ALA Annual: Chair and Jury in place. Post Annual – Dec 1: Nominate/suggest and request reading copies of appropriate titles. The ALA office will ask publishers to send requested books to the Jury members.  The ALA office is responsible for maintaining up ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:22 - Awards & Grants

  6. General statement concerning the work year

    The Schneider Family Book Award committee functions from June to June of the following year.  The chair and the committee should be appointed by ALA Annual Conference. Much of the Schneider jury work will take place via an ALA virtual service.  Members ar ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 11:11 - Awards & Grants

  7. Criteria

    Content May be fiction, biography, or other form of nonfiction. Must portray the emotional, mental, or physical disability as part of a full life, not as something to be pitied. Representation of characters with disabilities should be realistic, avoiding ...

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  8. Jury Work

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  9. Terms and Definitions

    Three awards are given annually to recognize and honor books for their distinguished portrayal of people living with a disabling condition. younger children, ages 0 to 8 middle grades, ages 9 to 13 teens, ages 14 to 18. The person with the disability may ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 10:53 - Awards & Grants

  10. Jury Membership

    The Jury shall be comprised of seven American Library Association members with experience in book selection and knowledge of disability experiences. Jury members are appointed by the staff liaison and the Chair of ALA Awards, from the Office of Governance ...

    RGERBER - 07/26/2012 - 10:48 - Awards & Grants

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