Erin Spring receives IBBY Canada’s Russell Grant / Erin Spring reçoit la bourse Frances E. Russell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 23, 2015: IBBY Canada (the Canadian national section of the International Board on Books for Young People), is pleased to announce that the Frances E. Russell Grant recipient is Erin Spring, from the Institute of Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta.

The $1,000 grant will be presented to Erin Spring for a project builds on previous work for her Ph.D at the University of Cambridge, U.K., and focuses on Aboriginal young adult responses to contemporary Canadian young adult fiction. Her research will engage young adults from a reserve school in southern Alberta, and their readings and artistic responses to Gordon Fox’s Arvus in Excelsus and Richard Van Camp’s The Lesser Blessed.

Originally from Huntsville, Ontario, Erin Spring is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework, her research focuses on the intersections between young adult fiction, place, and identity construction in the lives of Canadian youth. She is currently teaching a course on Canadian Young Adult Fiction in the English Faculty. Erin completed her graduate degrees in the Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has a BA in English from Trent University, and a B. Ed from Queen’s University.

The Frances E. Russell Grant jury consisted of Joanne Findon (associate professor of English, Trent University), Judith Saltman (professor, School of Library, Archival & Information Studies and chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program at the University of British Columbia) and jury chair Deirdre Baker (author, Toronto Star children’s books reviewer, and assistant professor, Faculty of English, University of Toronto).

The Frances E. Russell Grant was established in memory of a longtime supporter of IBBY Canada. The $1,000 grant is intended “to initiate and encourage research in young people’s literature in all its forms” and is given in support of research for a publishable work (a book or a paper) on Canadian children’s literature. Past winners include Bonnie Tulloch, Beverley Brenna, Paulette Rothbauer, Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman, Michelle Mulder, Michelle Cobban, André Gagnon, Ronald Jobe, Carole Carpenter, Linda Granfield and Françoise Lepage.

The next call for submissions for the Frances E. Russell Grant will be issued in the fall of 2015.

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org) was founded in 1953, and represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org), founded in 1980, is one of over 75 IBBY national sections worldwide. IBBY Canada is a volunteer organization promoting quality French and English Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally.

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For more information, please contact
Helena Aalto
Promotions Officer, IBBY Canada
416 658-3144
promotions@ibby-canada.org

 


 

Erin Spring (Lethbridge University) reçoit la bourse Frances E. Russell de IBBY Canada pour la recherche sur la littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE 23 Mars, 2015: IBBY Canada (la section nationale canadienne d’IBBY), est heureuse d’annoncer que la lauréate de la Bourse Frances E. Russell est Erin Spring, de l’Institute of Child and Youth Studies de Lethbridge University, en Alberta.

La bourse de 1000 $ sera remise à Erin Spring pour un projet relié à des travaux antérieurs pour son doctorat à l’University of Cambridge,U.K., qui se concentre sur les réactions des jeunes adultes autochtones à la fiction canadienne contemporaine pour jeunes adultes. Sa recherche  incitera les jeunes adultes d’une école d’une réserve dans le sud de l’Alberta à lire etet réagir artistiquement à Arvus in Excelsius de Gordon Fox et Lesser Blessed de Richard Van Camp.

Originaire de Huntsville, en Ontario, Erin Spring fait actuellement un stage postdoctoral à  l’Institute of Child and Youth Studies de Lethbridge University. S’appuyant sur un cadre interdisciplinaire, ses recherches portent sur les chevauchements entre la fiction pour jeunes adultes, le lieu, et la construction de l’identité dans la vie des jeunes Canadiens. Elle enseigne actuellement un cours sur la littérature canadienne pour les jeunes à la Faculté d’anglais. Erin a terminé ses diplômes d’études supérieures dans le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement pour la littérature pour enfants à l’University of Cambridge, U.K.. Elle détient un baccalauréat en anglais de Trent University et un baccalauréat en éducation de Queen’s University.

Le jury de la bourse Frances E. Russell était composéde Joanne Findon (professeur agrégé d’anglais, Trent University), Judith Saltman (professeur, École de bibliothéconomie, d’archivistique et sciences de l’information et présidente du programme de maîtrise en arts de littérature pour enfants à l’University of British Columbia) sous la présidence de Deirdre Baker (auteur,  critique de livres jeunesse du Toronto Star, et professeur adjoint, Faculté d’anglais, University of Toronto).

La Bourse Frances E. Russell a été créée en mémoire d’une partisane de longue date de IBBY Canada. La bourse de 1000 $ est destinée à «susciter et encourager la recherche dans la littérature pour les jeunes sous toutes ses formes» et est attribuée à l’appui de la recherche d’un travail publiable (un livre ou un document) sur la littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse. Parmi les précédents lauréats Bonnie Tulloch, Beverley Brenna, Paulette Rothbauer, Gail Edwards et Judith Saltman, Michelle Mulder, Michelle Cobban, André Gagnon, Ronald Jobe, Carole Carpenter, Linda Granfield et Françoise Lepage.

Le prochain appel de candidatures pour la Bourse Frances E. Russell sera publié à l’automne 2015.

IBBY,  (International Board on Books for Young People www.ibby.org) a été fondée en 1953, et représente un réseau international de personnes s’engageant à réunir des livres et des enfants ensemble. IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org), fondée en 1980, est l’une des plus de 75 sections nationales dans le monde. IBBY Canada est un organisme bénévole faisant la promotion de la littérature jeunesse canadienne française et anglaise de qualité à l’échelle nationale et internationale.

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Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter
Helena Aalto
Promotions de la direction, IBBY Canada
416 658-3144
promotions@ibby-canada.org

Elizabeth Laird at the Free Times Cafe

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: 320 College St.  (brunch buffet available)

Tickets: PWYC, open to IBBY Canada members only; limited seating, please rsvp to theoheras@gmail.com

Description IBBY Canada and the Toronto Storytelling Festival invite you to an informal gathering with festival featured teller Elizabeth Laird. A keynote at the 2012 IBBY Conference in London, and a children’s writer with vast international experience, she will be talking about her life and work. Her recent book Two Crafty Jackals: The Animal Fables of Kahlilah and Dimna is published by the Aga Khan Museum, and will be launched Sunday, March 22 at the Museum. Elizabeth (elizabethlaird.co.uk) is the author of many books for children, young adults, and those beginning to read in English. Born in New Zealand, Laird has lived in England, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Scotland, India, Iraq, Lebanon, and Austria, and run writing workshops in Kazakhstan and Palestine. A recent book — The Lure of the Honey Bird — chronicles her travels through Ethiopia collecting folktales.

An invitation-only event of the 2015 Toronto Storytelling Festival, co-sponsored by IBBY Canada; Aga Khan Museum; the Ismaili Centre, Toronto; and with thanks to Free Times Café.

Notice of Meeting: IBBY Canada’s Annual Meeting of Members 2015

Another year has passed and it’s time once again for the IBBY Canada Annual Meeting of Members. Come out and join us for the morning of February 28th to meet the outgoing and incoming executive board, to catch up on what IBBY Canada has accomplished over the past year, to vote on upcoming changes and to learn about what we’re looking forward to in 2015!

We’d like to announce that Patricia Storms, IBBY Canada’s 2014 Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence will be in attendance as our special guest! This will be a great opportunity meet her, to talk to her about her residency experience, to view some of her works and look forward to the next Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator!

Please note that, while all are welcome, in order to vote you have to be a current member in good standing. You can renew your membership at any time online. We will also be renewing membership in person at the Meeting with cash or cheque ONLY.

IBBY Canada’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Members

Where: Northern District Library, Room 200, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto
When: Saturday, February 28th from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Who: IBBY Executives, General Membership and any friends or colleagues who might be interested!

Agenda

9:30 a.m. Coffee and membership renewal
Display tables and sale of Cleaver cards
10:00 – Noon IBBY Canada Annual General Meeting
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Light Lunch

Click here for the full agenda.

Call for Nominations: Claude Aubry Award / Appel de candidature: Prix Claude Aubry

IBBY CANADA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CLAUDE AUBRY AWARD

The Canadian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Canada) is now inviting nominations for the 2014 Claude Aubry Award.

IBBY Canada presents two Aubry Awards biennially: one for distinguished service within the field of Canadian children’s literature in English, and one for distinguished service within the field of Canadian children’s literature in French. Eligible nominees include authors, publishers, illustrators, translators, designers, editors, librarians, booksellers, teachers, or any individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian children’s literature.

The deadline for 2014 Aubry Award nominations, which may be submitted in English or in French, is December 20, 2014.

Nominations should include a short biographical profile of the nominee, highlighting his or her contributions. Send nominations to Susane Duchesne, Aubry Award Chair, at aubry@ibby-canada.org. A jury, appointed by IBBY Canada, will select two Aubry Award winners to be announced at the annual Meeting of Members in March 2015.

ABOUT IBBY AND THE CLAUDE AUBRY AWARD

Claude Aubry, director of the Ottawa Public Library from 1953 until his retirement in 1979, was also an award-winning children’s book author and translator who travelled nationally and internationally to promote his own work and that of other Canadian authors. Aubry was named to the Order of Canada and made an officer of the Ordre International du Bien Public (France). To recognize his many achievements, IBBY Canada established the Claude Aubry Award in his honour in 1981. Previous recipients include Patsy Aldana, Marie-Louise Gay, Andrea Deakin, Chantal Vaillancourt, Dave Jenkinson, Charlotte Guérette, Peter Carver, Catherine Mitchell, Bertrand Gauthier, and Michael Solomon. For a complete list and biographical information about previous award winners, please visit our website at: http://www.ibby-canada.org/awards/claude-aubry-award/

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org), was founded in 1953 to promote understanding and bridge cultures through children’s books. IBBY represents an international network of people in over 70 countries, committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org) was founded in 1980, and promotes quality French and English Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally.


IBBY CANADA APPEL DE CANDIDATURE POUR LE PRIX CLAUDE AUBRY 2014

La Section nationale d’IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Canada accepte maintenant les candidatures pour le prix Claude Aubry 2014.

IBBY Canada présente deux prix Aubry tous les deux ans: l’un pour services distingués dans le domaine de la littérature jeunesse canadienne en anglais, etl’autre pour services distingués dans le domaine de la littérature jeunesse canadienne en français.Les auteurs, éditeurs, illustrateurs, traducteurs, designers, bibliothécaires, libraires, enseignants, ou toute personne ayant apportéune contribution importante àla littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse sont admissibles.

Le 20 décembre 2014 est la date limite pour les nominations du prix Aubry qui peuvent être soumis en anglais ou en français.

Les candidatures doivent inclure un court profil biographique du candidat, en soulignant ses contributions. Faire parvenir les candidatures àSusane Duchesne, présidente du prix Aubry, à aubry@ibby-canada.org.

IBBY ET LE PRIX CLAUDE AUBRY

Claude Aubry, directeur de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, de 1953 jusqu’à sa retraite en 1979, était également auteur delivres primés pour enfants et traducteur qui a voyagé à l’échelle nationale et internationale pour la promotion de son propre travail et celui des autres auteurs canadiens. Aubry a été nommé à l’Ordre du Canada et fait officier de l’Ordre International du Bien Public (France). Afin de reconnaître ses nombreuses réalisations, IBBY Canada a créé le Prix Claude Aubry en son honneur en 1981. Quelques lauréats précédents du prix Aubry: Patsy Aldana, Marie-Louise Gay, Andrea Deakin, Chantal Vaillancourt, Dave Jenkinson, Charlotte Guérette, Peter Carver, Catherine Mitchell, Bertrand Gauthier et Michael Solomon. Pour une liste complète des récipiendaires précédents et leurs biographies, consultez le site Web de IBBY Canada au http://www.ibby-canada.org/awards/claude-aubry-award/

IBBY, l’Union internationale pour les livres de jeunesse (www.ibby.org), a été fondée en 1953 pour promouvoir la compréhension et rapprocher les cultures à travers les livres pour enfants. IBBY représente un réseau international de personnes dans plus de 70 pays, qui cherchent à favoriser la rencontre des enfants et des livres. IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org) a été fondé en 1980, et promeut la littérature jeunesse de qualité en français et en anglais à l’échelle nationale et internationale.

Call for Proposals: Frances E. Russell Grant / Appel de candidature pour la bourse Frances E. Russell

IBBY Canada Call for Proposals: Frances E. Russell Grant

The Canadian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Canada) is now accepting proposals for the 2014 Frances E. Russell Grant. The $1,000 grant is intended to support IBBY Canada’s mission “to initiate and encourage research in young people’s literature in all its forms” and is given in support of research for a publishable work (a book or a paper) on Canadian children’s literature.

The deadline for proposals, which may be submitted in English or in French, is December 15, 2014.

The grant supports scholarly work only; works of fiction are not eligible. The types of works that are eligible for the 2014 Frances E. Russell Grant include:

  1. Studies of individual authors and their work, especially if considered in their socio-historical context.
  2. Comparative studies of two or more authors, which illuminate their stylistic differences, or consider their social and historical approaches.
  3. Subject/Genre overviews, for example, children’s fantasy or historical fiction.
  4. Biographical studies of Canadian children’s authors or illustrators.
  5. Studies of Canadian children’s illustrators and their work.
  6. Related subjects including contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of Canadian children’s literature.

The following materials are required: a proposal, a curriculum vitae, a synopsis of methods and stages by which the applicant will pursue the research, and a summary of what the funds are to be used for. The competition is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Please send proposals as e-mail attachments to: Deirdre Baker, Frances E. Russell Grant Chair, at russell@ibby-canada.org.

Proposals can also be sent by mail to:

IBBY Canada
c/o The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Suite 217, 40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, ON  M4R 1B9
Attention: Deirdre Baker, Frances E. Russell Grant Chair

A jury, appointed by IBBY Canada, will select the successful applicant by January 31, 2015.

ABOUT IBBY AND THE FRANCES E. RUSSELL GRANT

The Frances E. Russell Grant was established by the late Marjorie Russell in memory of her sister, a long time supporter of IBBY Canada. Past recipients include Bonnie Tulloch, Beverley Brenna, Paulette Rothbauer, Vivian Howard, Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman, Michelle Mulder, André Gagnon, Ronald Jobe, Carole Carpenter, Linda Granfield, and Françoise Lepage. For more information about the Frances E. Russell Grant, please visit the IBBY Canada website at www.ibby-canada.org or write to info@ibby-canada.org.

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) believes in the ability of children’s books to bridge cultures and, ultimately, to promote peace. Jella Lepman, founder of the International Youth Library, started IBBY in 1953 in postwar Germany. Her goal was to promote international understanding through children’s books. Established in 1980, IBBY Canada is one of more than seventy sections worldwide.


IBBY Canada Appel de candidature pour la bourse Frances E. Russell

La Section nationale canadienne de l’Union internationale pour les livres de jeunesse (IBBY Canada) accepte maintenant les soumissions pour la bourse Frances E. Russell 2014. La prix de 1000 $ est destiné à soutenir la mission d’IBBY Canada laquelle consiste à «susciter et encourager la recherche en littérature jeunesse sous toutes ses formes» et est remis pour un travail de recherche publiable (un livre ou un article) portant sur la littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse.

La date d’échéance pour la remise des soumissions qui peuvent être présentées en anglais ou en français, est le 15 décembre 2014.

La subvention s’adresse à des travaux d’expert seulement, les œuvres de fiction ne sont pas admissibles. Les types de travaux qui sont admissibles à la bourse Frances E. Russell 2014 comprennent :

  1. Étude sur un auteur et son oeuvre, particulièrement dans son contexte socio-historique.
  2. Étude comparative d’au moins deux auteurs, mettant en lumière leurs différences stylistiques, ou leurs approches sociales et historiques.
  3. Aperçu d’un sujet /genre par exemple, la fantasy ou la fiction historique.
  4. Des études biographiques d’auteurs ou d’illustrateurs canadiens de livres pour la jeunesse.
  5. Étude sur les illustrateurs canadiens et leur oeuvre.
  6. Sujets connexes, y compris les approches théoriques contemporaines d’études sur la littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse.

Les documents suivants sont exigés: une proposition, un curriculum vitae, un résumé des méthodes et des étapes par lesquelles la requérante poursuivra la recherche, et un résumé de l’utilisation des fonds. Le concours est ouvert aux citoyens canadiens ou immigrants reçus.

Faites parvenir vos propositions en pièces jointes à :

Deirdre Baker, Frances E. Russell Grant président, à russell@ibby-canada.org.

Les propositions peuvent aussi être envoyées par courrier à :

IBBY Canada
c/o The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Suite 217, 40 Orchard View blvd.
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Attention: Deirdre Baker, Frances E. Russell Grant président

Un jury, nommé par IBBY Canada, sélectionnera le candidat retenu d’ici le 31 janvier 2015.

IBBY ET LA BOURSE FRANCES E. RUSSELL

La bourse Frances E. Russell a été établi par feu Marjorie Russell en mémoire de sa sœur Frances qui a longtemps appuyé IBBY-Canada. Au cours des années précédentes, la bourse a été remis à Bonnie Tulloch, Beverley Brenna, Paulette Rothbauer, Vivian Howard, Gail Edwards et Judith Saltman, Michelle Mulder, André Gagnon, Ronald Jobe, Carole Carpenter, Linda Granfield et Françoise Lepage. Pour plus de renseignements sur IBBY et sur le prix Frances E. Russell, veuillez visiter le site Web d’IBBY Canada au www.ibby-canada.orgou écrivez à info@ibby-canada.org.

L’Union internationale pour les livres de jeunesse (IBBY) croit que les livres pour enfants peuvent rapprocher les cultures et, en bout de ligne, peuvent promouvoir la paix. Jella Lepman, fondatrice de la International Youth Library, a créé IBBY en 1953 dans l’Allemagne d’après-guerre. Son objectif était de promouvoir la compréhension internationale par le biais des livres pour enfants. Fondé en 1980, IBBY-Canada compte parmi plus de soixante-dix sections présentes partout dans le monde.

IBBY Workshop on Books for Young People with Disabilities at Toronto International Book Fair

IBBY Canada is very pleased to announce an important workshop at the Toronto International Book Fair that will include speakers from Switzerland and Norway.  The $25 registration fee for this workshop includes 3 days of admission to the Toronto International Book Fair.  Please pass this information along to your colleagues including educators and librarians, and those working with people with disabilities.

WORKSHOP: Reading Challenges and Options for Young People with Disabilities

DATE: Friday, November 14, 2014 (during the Toronto International Book Fair)

TIME: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, downtown Toronto on Front Street

COST: $25 (includes 3 days of admission to the Toronto International Book Fair)

REGISTRATION: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=BOOKFAIR14

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

International and Canadian experts will discuss reading challenges and options for children and teens with disabilities, with examples from the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. This outstanding international collection, formerly in Norway and now housed at North York Central Library, encompasses 3,000 books in traditional formats and accessible formats including sign language, tactile, Braille, and Picture Communication Symbols.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

  • Heidi Cortner Boiesen, former director of the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities in Norway
  • Sharon Moynes,  manager of readers’, youth and children’s services at North York Central Library
  • Liz Page, executive director of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, from Basel, Switzerland
  • Leigh Turina, lead librarian for the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities at North York Central Library

ABOUT IBBY

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org), founded in 1953, represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada is one of over 70 national sections worldwide. IBBY Canada is a volunteer organization promoting quality French and English Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.ibby-canada.org.