Call for Papers/Presentations
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.
In accordance with this mission, the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science invites submissions for papers or presentations to be presented at the 46th annual festival to be held April 10-12, 2013 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.
We invite abstracts (of approximately 500 words) for 45-60 minute sessions that are of professional interest to our attendees. Each year the School of Library and Information Science hosts the three-day Festival which includes the most notable names in children’s literature. Average attendance is around 450 children’s librarians, school media specialists, and faculty in library science and literature from around the Southeast.
Proposals are selected via blind review. Authors of accepted proposals will receive notification via email on or before November 26, 2012 and will receive complimentary registration to the festival (luncheons not included). Feedback from previous festivals indicated a strong interest in programming for youth, incorporation of Common Core, and exposure to new titles and ways to use them.
The following information must be submitted via the online application:
- Submit a proposal including title, session proposer (with full contact information), name of presenter(s), abstract, and audiovisual requirements.
- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) summary of your session
- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) bio of session presenter(s)
- Presenters are responsible for handouts and other materials required for their session.
Deadline for Submission
November 2, 2012
Notification of Acceptance
November 26, 2012