The SLJ Reviewer Connection
February 2015 | Building a stronger community for reviewers
Raise your hand if you were in attendance—in person or watching the live webcast—for this year's Youth Media Awards. I don't think I'm the only one who walked away with a big smile and a "WOW" on my lips. What did YOU think?
I'm happy to report that the new VERDICT statements are a big hit. While at ALA, I ran into many SLJ readers who were pleased to hear about the change. And speaking of change...we've got more on the horizon, this time in how we organize and group reviews in the magazine. More on that below.
If you haven't already filled out the demographic survey, we would love your input. On the heels of the Day of Diversity, the other review editors and I are looking for ways to both highlight and expand the diversity of our reviews and reviewers. The more we know about our current group of fantastic reviewers, the better we can focus on our strengths and direct future recruitment efforts.
Are you serving on an ALSC or YALSA book award committee this year? Not sure what that means for your work as an SLJ reviewer? Check out the guidelines below. And, as always, feel free to reach out to me or the other editors at any time.
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