The Whole Megillah is proud to announce two opportunities:
The Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee has three vacancies and is looking for replacements. Desired qualifications include:
- Applicants should be members of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), familiar with the scope of Judaic children’s literature, experienced in writing critical reviews, willing and able to read and review over 120 books during the course of a year, and able to meet deadlines.
- Committee members are expected to attend annual conventions and to participate in committee-sponsored events, including speaking at the Committee’s annual presentation. The term of membership on the Committee is four years. Each committee member typically receives more than $1,500 in books for review each year, which may be kept for personal use or added to the member’s library.
- Membership on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee is both fun and intellectually challenging, but it also requires a substantial commitment in terms of time and energy.
- Members must be able to submit reviews electronically and correspond with other committee members through regular e-mail. Familiarity with Google Docs is helpful but not required.
If interested, please contact Aimee Lurie, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee Chair at chair(at)sydneytaylorbookaward(dot).org.
Yeladim Books is interested in Jewish picture books, chapter books, and YA/Teen novels for a new digital collection to be launched this fall. It is interested in licensing existing titles, whether current or out of print, and also acquiring new books. If interested, please contact Ron Zevy at rz(at)tumblebooks(dot)com.