My name is Maria Cotto. I am the Bilingual Children's Librarian at the
Pawtucket Public Library. I am a member of the American Library
Association (ALA) and the Association for Library Service to Children
(ALSC) and have been selected as a candidate for the Robert F. Sibert
Medal Selection Committee for the year 2021.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the
author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational
book published in the United States in English during the preceding
year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time
President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.
ALSC administers the award.
Website link: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal
If you are a member of both ALA and ALSC, it would be an honor if I you
would vote for me to represent our state of Rhode Island. In the
attachment, you will find a brief biography about myself.
Below is the voting schedule.
Ballot mailing for the 2019 ALA election will begin on Monday,n March
11, 2019, and run through April 3, 2019. Results will be announced on
April 10, 2019.
For a list of the candidates, please see link below:
To cast your vote, please click on the embedded link below:
This will take you to the introductory ballot page.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your time. Look forward to your votes.
Bilingual Children's Librarian (CORI member/blogger/facebook since 2006)
Pawtucket Public Library