Grand Canyon Awards Committee

December 12th, 2008 by Brian Leave a reply »

On Thursday I got an e-mail about our AzLA presentation, Set Your Library on Fire II (it was a sequel year). I received an invitation from Kerrlita Westrick to be on the Grand Canyon Reader Award Committee.

To put it into context for the non-librarians followers of the site, the Grand Canyon Reader Award is a collection of the best books within the past five years. The committee recommends ten books and then students vote on the best book, like an Oscar award for a book. On top of that, places like Phoenix Book Company and Barnes and Noble will designate special places of honor in their displays for the Grand Canyon Awards. Librarians will buy multiple copies of the books, even if they haven’t read them, simply because they’re on the list.

I get to do Griggs Greats for the state. I am very thankful and excited.


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