IRA Arbuthnot Award

The International Reading Association will present an award annually to honor an outstanding

college or university teacher of children's and/or young adults’ literature.



Nominees must be Association members, affiliated with a college or university, and engaged

in teacher and/or librarian preparation at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The

nominator may be a colleague, a student, or the nominee himself/herself. Deadline for

submission is November 15, 2014.


A knowledgeable professional—one who knows the field of children's and/or young adults’

literature and who keeps current in research and practice.


An innovative teacher—ne who initiates and teaches outstanding courses and programs in

children’s and/or young adults’ literature.


A leader in the field of children's and/or young adults’ literature--one who serves the

profession and assumes leadership positions in appropriate college, school, community,

and/or professional organizations.


A role model/mentor—ne who inspires and instructs students/teachers to generate

knowledge and appreciation for children’s and young adults’ literature.


A disseminator—ne who researches, publishes, and promotes exemplary instructional

practices beyond his/her own campus.

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

The application must include the following items:

1. A short vita which includes educational background, credentials/certifications, academic, professional and community contributions, including selected publications and honors.
2. A vision statement prepared by the nominee (2 to 5 pages) which includes beliefs and practices in educating teachers and/or librarians.
3. A representative syllabus. 
4. Five (5) letters of recommendation. At least one should come from a student; others should be from colleagues or supervisors with knowledge of the candidate's teaching.

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International Reading Association
IRA Arbuthnot Award
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