(Robert F.) Sibert Informational Book Award Selection Committee - 2017

Charge

To select from the books published in the preceding year within the terms, definitions, and criteria governing the award, the most distinguished American informational book for children.

Roster

Caitlin D. Jacobson (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Louise A. Capizzo (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Elise DeGuiseppi (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Jean B. Gaffney (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Elisa Gall (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Marge Loch-Wouters (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Ted McCoy (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Gail Nordstrom (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Michael A. Rogalla (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
K. T. Horning (Consultant, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Aimee Strittmatter (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)

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Composition

The Sibert Informational Book Award Selection Committee consists of nine members: one chair and three members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, and five members elected by the ALSC membership, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 8)

The 2017 Committee is reviewing books published in 2016 for the 2017 awards.

The 2017 award winners will be announced in January 2017.
 

Origin

Established in 2000 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163