Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship

About the Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship
The Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship is designed to allow qualified children's librarians to spend a month or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. The Baldwin Library contains a special collection of 85,000 volumes of children's literature published mostly before 1950.

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2013 Winner(s)

Alison Anson

children's services librarian at the Woodside (Calif.) Public Library

She will pursue the topic of bullying in historical children’s literature, determining if there are observable historical patterns in the presentation of bullying and how the topic may have evolved.

Susan Wackerbarth

cataloging librarian at the Northland Public Library in Pittsburgh.

She will study historical books on manners from the 1700s to the present, identifying how books on manners may have changed throughout time and the factors that may have influenced this change.