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Openings on the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Committee

The Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Committee has two openings beginning in June 2015. The term is for five years. Duties include reading unpublished manuscripts for ages 8 to 13, writing evaluations based on specific criteria, and conferencing via email with the other judges to choose the recipient of the Award.

Important qualifications for committee members include experience with children’s literature, ability to adhere to deadlines, cogent writing, and a desire to discover the next best book. All committee work is done via email or occasionally telephone. There are no expenses involved. It is hoped, but not required, that members of the committee attend the annual AJL conference.

Interested members of AJL should forward a resume, background statement, and sample reviews to committee chair, Aileen Grossberg, STMACAJL@aol.com by May 15, 2015.

Every effort will be made to create a committee that is balanced geographically and philosophically and includes members from a variety of professional and Judaic backgrounds.

More information about the award is available on the AJL website, here.

Aileen Grossberg, Chair
Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Committee

2015 Conference Preliminary Program

Please note that this is a work in progress and is subject to change. A more detailed list of panels, participants, and paper titles will be posted at a later date.

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