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Announcement: Openings on Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee has multiple positions available for the upcoming year. 

Applicants should be members of AJL, familiar with the scope of Judaic children’s literature, experienced in writing critical reviews, willing and able to read and review over 100 books during the course of a year, and able to meet deadlines.

Committee members are expected to attend the annual conference and committee meetings, and to participate in committee-sponsored events, including speaking at the Committee’s annual presentation.  The term of membership on the Committee is two years.   

Membership on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee is both fun and intellectually challenging. It also requires a substantial commitment in terms of time and energy. 

Members must be able to submit reviews electronically and correspond with the committee members through regular e-mail.  Familiarity with Google Docs is helpful but not required. 

To apply, send a letter indicating the reasons for your interest, a resume, and several examples of your recent reviews of Jewish children’s books to Rebecca Levitan, Committee Chair, at [email protected]  

Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019.

Rebecca Levitan, Chair
Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
The Association of Jewish Libraries​

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