Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

Applications for the 2020 Bechtel Fellowship Are Now Open

Are you feeling a little burned-out and is it time for a “sabbatical” to “recharge your batteries” and gain a new perspective at work? Or, do you have a curious desire to deepen your knowledge about historical children’s literature? If either is the case, you should consider applying for the Bechtel Fellowship…

Awards & Scholarships

The better to see you with…

Little Red and Wolf

A little over five years ago, I started making a felt board version of Little Red Riding Hood. I headed to the Internet to find a couple of different versions, so I could decide which figures I would use and how I would tell the story.  I found this Italian version, and was completely sidetracked. That felt story is still unfinished. But my fascination with this old tale was renewed, and I started dreaming about doing an in-depth study of Little Red.

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“A Complete Professional Game Changer!” Apply for a Bechtel Fellowship

Yes, children’s librarians have a fellowship of their own! The Bechtel Fellowship provides a $4,000 grant to a qualified children’s librarian to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Awards & Scholarships

Becoming a Bechtel Fellow Changed My Professional Life…

This is day two of tales from Bechtel Fellowship. The Bechtel Fellowship, endowed in memory of Louise Seaman Bechtel and Ruth M. Baldwin, provides a $4,000 grant to a qualified children’s librarian to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville.