winner announced

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Contact: Delin Guerra


For Immediate Release

March 31, 2008

Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund

CHICAGO - Rose Dotten is the 2008 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Dotten to attend her first international conference in Berlin, Germany.

The award recognizes Sarah Comly Norris Bogle, a prominent U.S. librarian who made notable contributions to international library service.

Dotten will attend the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Librarians' Conference, where she will be presenting two papers: "Information Literacy: A New Curriculum for Students for the Future"; and "School Libraries for Information Literacy Programs in Canada, Belgium and Your Country: An International View on Requirements and Implementation Strategies."

"The award committee was particularly impressed with Dotten's application because of the contributions she has already made in developing school library curricula in Ontario and the interest on the part of the European community in these developments," said Steve Shadle, Committee Chair. As Dotten states in her application: ‘Presenting this new curriculum to the international participants at the conference in Berlin will, we hope, give a new vision for the development of school libraries in many countries where this has not been an integral part of their students' educational environments."

Dotten is the Principal/Director of the School Librarianship Department, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Dotten will be recognized during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.