Sylvia Vardell

professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University

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Among her other professional activities, she is a prolific author, especially in the area of children’s poetry, a regular poetry columnist for ALA’s Book Links Magazine, a communicator of poetry for young people through her blog Poetry for Children, an editor of digital poetry anthologies and a very successful grant recipient. She has served as a member of many ALA committees, as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People and as chair of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.

Awards Won

Title Year
Scholastic Library Publishing Award

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.

2014 - Winner(s)