[bksvol-discuss] Re: Caldecott Medal Winners

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:28:51 -0800 (PST)


That's o.k. I'm used to your rants, with or without
your sense of humor as part of them. (smile)  You're
correct that I only raised the question because of
allocation of volunteer resources. I know how long it
takes, and how difficult it is, to describe
illustrations in detail; yet I also have been told how
much they add to the enjoyment of the book. I'm afraid
I was being a bit selfish, so I do deserve every
chastisement you can heap upon me (smile). It's good
to know, though, that the books can be enjoyed and
appreciated even without illustration descriptions.

You have now made me feel thoroughly ashamed of myself
(rueful, embarrassed grin).  I consider myself whipped
with a wet noodle. I hereby volunteer to validate the
books when submitted, if I can get hold of them from
the library -- which is most probable. 



> I'm sorry about my rant.  I'm sure you probably
> meant your comment to only
> raise a question regarding current allocation of
> resources and whether the
> volunteers should spend their precious time
> providing access to material
> that people may not necessarily have access to.  But
> Allison's already
> discussed that point quite nicely.
> Pratik Patel
> Interim Director
> Office of Special Services
> Queens College
> Director
> CUNY Assistive Technology Services
> The City University of New York
>      ppatel@xxxxxx
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Cindy
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 8:25 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Caldecott Medal Winners
> The Caldecott Medal is awarded " the artist who had
> created the most distinguished picture book of the
> year."  In some cases, I discovered as I did some
> research to be sure I was correct, a book is
> nominated
> for both the Caldecott and the Newbery, and then the
> committees decide inder whch category to place it.
> Since it is the illustrations and not the story for
> which the book wins the award, and illustrations can
> only be described and not, as far as I know,
> actually
> included in books in the bookshare collection, is it
> really worthwhile to make a special effort to have
> them in the collection? 
> Cindy
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