Ambassadors Program

2011 Ambassadors with David Diaz

The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children’s literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children’s literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

 

About the Ambassadors Program

The Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks applicants for its Ambassadors Program. The program provides free registration to the three day event and shared housing in exchange for 3 days of volunteer service at the festival. Meals and travel expenses are not included. 

 

What's it like to be an Ambassador?

Check out 2013 Ambassador Amy Musser's guest blog post for ALSC about her experience.  Amy is the Children's Librarian at Central Library - Denver Public Library.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival by aspiring graduate students in children’s literature and/or library services to children. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children’s literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field. It will also provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce who can become staunch supporters of CBF as they progress in their careers. 

 

Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS or MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children’s literature or library and information science. They should have demonstrated experience in or knowledge of children’s literature and/or library services to children. Completed class work can be considered in lieu of work experience. 

 

Due Date

January 10, 2014 

 

To apply

Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references to:

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Ambassador Program
School of Library and Information Science
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, 5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

 

Applications can be submitted via email to Volunteer Coordinator: Heather Weeden