[kids-lib] Lampman Award Winner Announcement

Stephanie Lind stephaniel at wccls.org
Tue Mar 9 10:03:17 PST 2010

Oregon Library Community,


It is my pleasure to announce author Roland Smith as the 2010 Evelyn
Sibley Lampman award winner.

Below is the press release that will go out today.


I would like to thank the following individuals for their fabulous work
on this year's Lampman Committee:

*	Ann Dondero
*	Barbara Thompson
*	BJ Toewe
*	Deeda Chamberlain
*	Ellen Fader
*	Esther Moberg
*	Jane Corry
*	Korie Jones-Buerkle
*	Nancy Peate


Press Release


Internationally renowned author Roland Smith is the recipient of the
2010 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award given annually by the Children's
Services Division of the Oregon Library Association.


The award was presented at a special Oregon Library Association
Children's Services Division meeting on Friday, March 5. The Lampman
Award is Oregon's most notable and prestigious award for library service
to children and is given to a living Oregon author, librarian, or
educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields
of children's literature and library services. 


Smith's books have received many literary awards and are frequently
included on prominent readers' choice lists.  His work has been
recognized on state and national levels for its engaging qualities. In
2009 I.Q. Book One: Independence Hall won the Oregon Book Award's Leslie
Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature
(http://www.literary-arts.org/index.php?article=883). I.Q. also won the
2009 National Parenting Publications Award.  His other recognitions
include the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults
and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
<http://www.rolandsmith.com/index.php?page=awards> ).


His stories have drawn many readers, reluctant and otherwise, over the
years. His fast-paced adventures swiftly engage middle readers and keep
them reading. His stories such as Sasquatch and The Captain's Dog, with
an Oregon connection, entreat young Oregonians to see the world around
them with new eyes.   


Roland has visited thousands of schools all over the world.  Interacting
with children and teens is an obvious priority with Roland Smith. His
keen interest in what the kids have to say is evident to the youth, and
empowering to them in their writing and reading. His friendly
interactions with youth show his respect for his audience, as do his
works of fiction, picture books and informational titles. Roland Smith
is a talented Oregonian who has kindled a love of reading in many young
Oregonians and inspires young writers to continue working toward their


http://www.rolandsmith.com <http://www.rolandsmith.com/> 


Stephanie Lind 
Outreach & Youth Services Program Supervisor
Washington County Cooperative Library Services 
111 NE Lincoln, MS 58A 
Hillsboro, OR 97124 
503-648-9809    4# 
stephaniel at wccls.org

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