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Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D., has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for her distinguished achievements in the field of Library and Information Science. The 2014 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award will be presented later this year.

This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people” exemplifies achievement in the profession.

Dr. Vardell is a prolific author, especially in the area of children’s poetry, a regular poetry columnist for ALA’s Book Links Magazine, a communicator of poetry for young people through her blog Poetry for Children, an editor of digital poetry anthologies and a very successful grant recipient. She has served as a member of many ALA committees, as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People and as chair of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.



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