Children's Choices, a joint project of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC), needs the following information to select new team leaders. We consider numerous factors, such as geographical representation, number of students, type of population, leadership and professional involvement, attendance at ILA's annual conference, interest and support of selected schools, and reason for applying.
Deadline to submit application for the 2020–2023 term is March 31, 2020.
Teams have repeatedly advised us that the activity can break down in the classroom if teachers are not enthusiastic supporters.
Are you sure that classroom teachers and, when applicable, building-level librarians would be active members of your team?
As team leader, you will receive multiple copies of upward of 900 titles to be recorded, categorized, and distributed to reviewers. You are responsible for maintaining records, collating rating sheets, reporting tabulations, and writing annotations.
Do you have sufficient administrative staff or volunteers to assist your team with this work?
All teams must have their own supplies (e.g., containers for book circulation), and must prepare materials for readers (e.g., ballots). These materials are essential to the team’s success and the cost is minimal.
Do you have, or will you be able to secure, funds for this purpose?