In this session Dr Belle Alderman will talk about The Role of a Centre for Children's literature - who is it for, what does it do?
At the conclusion of the talk, Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright will announce the winner of the Books Links Mentorship.
The Book Links AGM will be held after the announcement. This is a free event, but donations are welcome and are tax deductible.
NCACL or the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has a comprehensive collection of material about Australian children’s literature. The collection has books, artwork, ephemera and author and illustrator research files.
The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc is the premier national institution that collects, documents and promotes Australian children’s literature and ensures this national heritage is publicly available and shared with future generations.
Belle Alderman AM has spent a lifetime in children’s books as an early reader, a secondary English teacher, teacher librarian in a primary school, and a university academic teaching and researching children’s literature. She has reviewed children’s books for newspapers, magazines and the radio, written countless articles and a couple of books about them, and served as a judge for the CBCA Awards and the Prime Minister’s Awards for children’s and young adult books. Since retirement, she became the Director of the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (NCACL), a not-for-profit, deductible gift recipient organisation with over 47,000 Australian children’s books (including 4,600 in 66 languages), original artworks, manuscripts and much more. Here she is involved in all things children’s literature through events, exhibitions and wide-ranging activities relating to this ever-mesmerising field.
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