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.