On March 23, 2019, Barbara Kerley received the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award for her significant contribution to Oregon in the field of children’s literature at the Children’s Services Division workshop. The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award is presented annually by the Children's Services Division of the Oregon Library Association and is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.
Barbara is already an award winning author of children’s books, most notably in the world of nonfiction. Among her awards, Barbara has received two Sibert Honors, Oregon Spirit Book Award, Parents Choice Award, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the list goes on! The shelves of our libraries hold many of the titles Barbara has contributed to the youth of our state. Barbara has been writing children’s books, both nonfiction and fiction for decades.
Songs of Papa’s Island was Barbara’s first book, published in 1995. A fan of Kerley’s book wrote this in a review, “…a sweet book of short stories (or songs, as they are referred to in the book) from mother to child, that describe life when the mother and father lived on a tropical island in the middle of the ocean and prepared to have a baby. It's based on Barbara Kerley's real-life history of living on Guam and giving birth to her daughter there…The rich language, story songs, were fascinating and rich from beginning to end, I felt like I travelled to Guam with the books gentle guidance.”
Barbara’s most recent book came out in 2018, Tigers & Tea with Toppy, and is currently researching her next nonfiction title. Her books have been translated to multiple languages and she has been published by National Geographic, Harper Collins among other publishing houses.
With subjects ranging from A to Z – the American Museum of Natural History and the Central Park Zoo – Barbara fills children’s worlds with wonder, adventure and fascination. Some of the many subjects she has explored include, iguanodons, Teddy Roosevelt, world peace, and Mark Twain's donkey. The perfect quote from Barbara regarding her work follows, “The best thing about writing children's books is that I get to follow my curiosity--around the world and even into outer space.”
The Lampman Committee congratulates and thanks Barbara Kerley for her engaging books, tireless research, and delightful spirit.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Children’s Services
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Estacada Public Library
Map & Directions
Register on the OLA website
Equity, diversity, and inclusion in children’s services is the theme for an exciting day of speakers and discussion at CSD’s 2019 Spring Workshop.
Register for the workshop only ($10), the Lampman Lunch only ($15), or for both ($20 CSD members).
Welcome and Keynote Address
Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Bittner, University of British Columbia iSchool
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lampman Award Lunch
Join us for lunch as we celebrate the recipient of the 2019 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award! The Lampman Award honors an Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services.
Discussion: ALA Midwinter, Racial Aggression in Council Forum, and Allyship
Danielle Jones, OLA ALA Representative, ALSC EDI Task Force
CSD Board Meeting
Open to anyone interested in attending
Dr. Robert Bittner will discuss Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s concept of “windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors.” Many times inclusion of homophobic slurs, transphobic behaviour, and bullying of LGBTQ+ individuals in youth literature is justified by the excuse that the books are simply “mirroring” society and the reality of many young people. How does it affect these younger readers when their only mirrors are being bullied, kicked out of their homes, and subjected to physical and emotional violence?
Dr. Bittner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UBC iSchool, working with queer/trans literature for youth, as well as reading habits of LGBTQ+ youth. He has an MA in Children’s Literature from UBC and a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University. When not working on his postdoc, he can be found among teetering stacks of books, reading for a committee of some kind.
Who is that amazing professional who has done an outstanding job serving the children of Oregon? Have you worked with an extraordinary Oregon librarian, author, or educator who has made an impact on the children of Oregon or children's literature? You can nominate that person for the Evelyn Sibley Lampman award!
The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award is presented annually by the Children's Services Division of the Oregon Library Association. The award is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children's books.
Nomination eligibility requirements are as follows:
Please include the following in the award submissions:
Nominations for the award shall be accepted from Children's Division members, OLA members and members of the Lampman Award Committee. Current Lampman Committee members are not eligible to be nominated.
Please email all nomination materials to Linda Annable at email@example.com or through the mail (attn: Linda Annable) to the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport, OR 97365.
Nominations will be accepted through February 15, 2019. Thank you for your assistance in this year's process.
For more information on the award and the current committee, click here: http://www.csdola.org/lampman-award.html
We are very excited to announce the results of our Mock Caldecott Workshop that was held on Saturday, January 12! We named one mock medalist and three mock honor books.
Winner: Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Honor Book: Drawn Together by Minh Lê, illus. by Dan Santat
Honor Book: A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Honor Book: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
A special thank you to Mock Workshop Coordinator Taylor Worley of Springfield Public Library and her committee: Susan Davis of Josephine Community Library District, Kate Carter of Multnomah County Library, and Alec Chunn of Eugene Public Library (pictured above, left to right). We'd also like to thank our prestigious panelists MaryKay Dahlgreen, Steven Engelfried, Martín Blasco, and Heather McNeil for sharing their experiences and modeling book discussion.
Interested in getting involved with CSD? We're looking for a new Mock Workshop Coordinator and committee members! Contact CSD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can't wait to see what the ALA Youth Media Awards have in store for us this year. Check out this link of mock awards discussions all over the country to see how our picks compare with others!
OLA Children's Services Division
Mock Caldecott Workshop
Saturday, January 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Springfield Public Library
$10, OLA/CSD Members / $15 - Non-members
Join picture-book lovers from around the state for a fun and thought-provoking look at the Caldecott Medal process. Our morning workshop will focus on practical ideas for using Caldecott books in programs, followed by small group discussions of the books up for consideration. Be part of the lively discussion, test your Caldecott illustration recognition skills, and cast your vote for Oregon's Mock Caldecott winner.
If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Taylor Worley, Mock Workshop Chair
at email@example.com or 660-988-4289 (talk and text).
The ALA Youth Media Awards are almost here! Our friends at REFORMA Oregon are hosting a Mock Pura Belpré Award discussion next Saturday, December 8, from 2:00-4:30pm at the Estacada Public Library. More information is available on their website.
If you haven't already, mark your calendars for Saturday, January 12th for CSD's Mock Caldecott Workshop. Registration will be open in December, but until then you can get a jump start by reading our first six selected titles (listed below) and see of our agenda piques your interest (also below). If you are interested in attending, we recommend reviewing the Caldecott terms and criteria available here.
The workshop will be held at the Springfield Public Library, in Springfield Oregon. Information about food options, parking, and all that good stuff will be available with registration in December. A full book list will be available closer to the workshop.
(Note: book list and agenda is always subject to change.)
Working Book List:
Questions? Email Mock Workshop Coordinator, Taylor Worley.
Thanks to all who attended the 2018 Performer's Showcase! The next Showcase will take place in 2020.
Here is a link to the directory of performers who presented at the 2018 showcase:
2018 Oregon Performer Directory
What is the Performer's Showcase? It's an opportunity for audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, animal acts, creative dramatics, jugglers, comedians and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families.
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