Tessa Michaelson Schmidt is the youth and inclusive services consultant for public libraries at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI); a role in which she promotes literacy, learning, and access to information. Prior to her position at DPI, she was the assistant director at the Pagosa Springs (CO) public library and a librarian at the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Tessa has worked as a school librarian and elementary classroom teacher. Active in both the Wisconsin Library Association and the American Library Association, most recently Tessa has served on the ALSC 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Committee and the Batchelder Evolution Task Force.
Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award—Past, Present, and Future (ALSC Webinar Archive)—GROUP RATE
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What gives a translated book that je ne sais quoi? Is it the act of reading a book that could be read by someone else on the other side of the globe? Or is it the exciting flavor of a book that was originally written in a language other than English, for an audience other than children in America? Or is it that special quality that allows a reader to have a window, mirror, or sliding door to a global peer? The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. Her life's work was "to eliminate barriers to understanding between people of different cultures, races, nations, and languages." After decades of steady, but small numbers of submissions for this award, the ALSC Board commission a task force in 2017 to evaluate the evolution of the award. Approved recommendations resulted in modest but critical changes to the criteria that better reflect modern publishing practices and alignment with ALSC Core Values. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.
- Attendees will increase awareness of the many ways in which a title originating in a country other than the US might be published for a US market.
- Attendees will understand the changes to the criteria of the Batchelder award in 2018.
- Attendees will hear strategies for selecting, promoting, and increasing awareness of translated books for youth.
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