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CILIP Carnegie Greenaway Anniversary Panel Announced

The CILIP Carnegie Kate Greenaway Anniversary panel will meet in early December to decide two Top 10 lists � one for each award. The public will be able public to vote for their favourite from the lists. Voting will run from April to 21 June, when the public�s favourites will be announced.

The panel will use nominations with supporting evidence, submitted by the public, which will help in their decision. The panel�s decision will be one of a number of outstanding possible Top 10s. We plan to allow everyone to share their �alternative� lists.

The members of the panel are:

Colin Brabazon
After a brief false start in a university library, Colin soon discovered his vocation as a children�s librarian - a job he has been doing in various guises since 1987. Colin is currently assistant head of libraries in North Lincolnshire, with responsibility for children�s and young people�s services. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for books and reading with children and young people.

Colin is a compulsive reader, and has been fascinated by children�s books for as long as he can remember. His two children are now of just the right ages to have very strong opinions on books, and since they are often reading the same book at the same time, this makes for some interesting debates!

Colin is intensely proud to have twice been a CILIP CKG judge � in 1991 and 1999, and to have been the Chair of the judging panel for the 2003 medals. Since then he have continued his involvement by speaking on the Carnegie judging process at the annual judges� briefing.

Jonathan Douglas
Jonathan Douglas is Head of Policy Development at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), where he has also been Head of Learning and Access. In January 2007 he will become the Director of the National Literacy Trust. He has chaired the Children and Literature in London for London Arts. He has been a member of the Children�s Book Circle Committee and has been a Chair of the London and South East branch of the Youth Libraries Group.

Before working at MLA, Jonathan was Adviser for Youth and Schools Libraries at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, where he spearheaded the influential �Start with the Child� report.

Jonathan has worked in Westminster libraries as a children�s librarian and children�s services team leader. As National Year of Reading Coordinator he initiated an exciting project across libraries, education and the arts.

Nicolette Jones
Nicolette Jones is a writer and freelance journalist and the children's books reviewer for The Sunday Times. She chaired the committee that chose the 2005-7 Children's Laureate, has judged the Whitbread Children�s Novel and the Orange Prize for Fiction, will be a judge of 2007 Branford Boase Award, and is a trustee of the library development body The Reading Agency. She was educated at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, and Yale University, where she was a Henry Fellow in the Graduate School of English.

She collaborated with Raymond Briggs on an overview of his work, Blooming Books, published by Cape in 2003. Her book about the Victorian philanthropist Samuel Plimsoll and his campaign on behalf of sailors, The Plimsoll Sensation: The Great Campaign to Save Lives at Sea (Little, Brown) was published in June 2006 and featured as a Radio 4 Book of the Week.

Teresa Scragg
Teresa Scragg has been involved with children's books and libraries for over 30 years. Teresa began her career with Birmingham Libraries as a library assistant in a Branch Library, and then went to Loughborough University to take a degree in librarianship, specialising in work with children and young people.

From 1981, she worked in a number of specialist posts in Birmingham, including Deputy in the Central Children's Library, Children's Librarian for the Inner Ring Zone, and Children and Youth Librarian with special responsibility for children under five. She was involved in the pilot Bookstart project in Birmingham in 1992, and has continued to be an ardent supporter of projects to encourage children to read and use libraries from the earliest age.

As Head of Children's and Schools Services in Solihull in the West Midlands from 1998, Teresa was responsible for library services to children and young people, including out of school hours learning, reader development and family learning, and was also a member of the Libraries Management Team. Her current post is Early Years and Childcare Manager in Solihull, and she is closely involved with the Every Child Matters, Change for Children agenda, particularly around early education, childcare, and playwork.

She has been involved with National Youth Libraries Group for 7 years, and was until 2004 the Co-ordinator of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards. She was the Chair of the judging panel for the awards in 2006.

Sharon Van Deusen Sperling
Sharon is past Chair of the CILIP Youth Libraries Group and was Chair of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway judges for 2005. Her work with Youth Libraries Group has included being National Rep for the London & SE Branch, helping to create the new South East Branch and serving as their National Rep. On National YLG Committee, she has worked as Umbrella Conference Organizer, National Conference Manager, Communications Sub-Group Officer, Vice Chair and Chair.

Working with books since 1966, with a career in libraries, publishing and bookselling in New York, Dorset, London, and Kent includes being Head of Children�s Library Services, Head of a School Library Service, editor of a review journal of children�s and educational publications and a regular freelance worker / writer on book and library issues.

As a postgraduate library student Sharon choose the option in Children�s Literature and children�s books continue to be a vital interest. She was honoured to be a Whitbread Children�s Book Award judge and a member of the Children�s Laureate selection team in 2005. Now an independent consultant, books related projects include acting as an external examiner, working for regional agencies, doing project research, arranging study tours, and recently filming with Living Television.

Wayne Winstone
For the last 10 years Wayne Winstone has worked for Ottakar's leading the Children�s and Non Book strategy, which contributed 25% of total Ottakar's sales. In 2001 Wayne was made Children�s Director the first appointment of its kind in bookselling and a testament to Ottakar's commitment in Children�s Bookselling.

Post acquisition Wayne now works for Waterstones in a newly created role as Children�s Category Manager heading up a department of 10.

Ottakar's won the Hachette Children�s Book Prize two years in succession.

[Information from CILIP Press Release]

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