The Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association and the Children and Young Adult Services Interest Group of the Washington Library Association would like to announce a pair of workshops that may be of interest to SCBWI members.
THE MOCK NEWBERY WORKSHOP is presented by CSD, the Children and Young Adult Services (CAYAS) Interest Group of WLA, and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library!
Here are the particulars:
Date/Time: Friday December 10, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cascade Park Library (600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA)
Cost: $15 pays for snacks and a lunch from Applewood Restaurant
Join library staff and educators from around Oregon and Washington for a fun and thought provoking look at the Newbery medal. Get a firsthand peek into the ALA Newbery Committee experience courtesy of 2010 committee member Steven Engelfried. In addition, school and public librarians who have run successful Newbery book groups will share tips for engaging kids in Mock Newbery discussions. The experience will culminate in a lively discussion of several of the best books of 2010, resulting in a vote for the OLA/WLA Mock Newbery winner. THE MOCK CALDECOTT WORKSHOP is presented by CSD, the Children and Young Adult Services (CAYAS) Interest Group of WLA, and the Multnomah County Library!
Here are the particulars:
Date/Time: Saturday December 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR)
Cost: $15 pays for snacks and a lunch from Elephants Delicatessen
Join library staff, educators, and children’s book enthusiasts from around Oregon and Washington for a fun and fruitful discussion of the best picture books of 2010! Speaker Suzanne Harold will review her year on the 2010 Caldecott Committee and help participants to learn more about the graphic elements in picture book illustrations as attendees closely examine a 2010 Caldecott Award book. Barbara Head will orient attendees to Visual Thinking Strategies, a method of inquiry for looking at picture books. Participants will read a book using this technique before discussing a series of potential 2011 award books. Both Harold and Head are youth librarians with Multnomah County Library. A brand new Steven Engelfried-designed Caldecott quiz will be available for participants to test their Caldecott knowledge, with a chance to win a great prize!
If you register for both events, you get a $5 discount! Registration may be limited, so register quickly. Book lists will be sent out to registrants as soon as they are available.