WAYRBA Guide 2009


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A guide for educators and librarians to participating in the West Australian Young Readers' Book Award for 2009.

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WAYRBA Guide 2009

  1. 1. WA Young Readers’ Book Award WAYRBA 2009 This is great!
  2. 2. The West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) is a readers’ choice award organised on a state wide basis for young readers.
  3. 3. WAYRBA aims to promote reading; to give recognition to those who read and write children’s literature; and to provide a focus for the mutual interest of those concerned with children and their literature.
  4. 4. WA Young Readers’ Book Award is modelled on similar programmes in the United States. In July 1979, the School Libraries Section (WA Group) of the Australian Library & Information Association appointed a subcommittee in to investigate the establishment of an award for Western Australia’s young readers. In March 1980, the WAYRBA was officially launched.
  5. 5. Organisation of Award The Award operates on two levels. Younger Readers and Older Readers Both public and school libraries throughout the state can participate.
  6. 6. Beginning of the year <ul><li>Newsletter with information on how to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Reading list </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination form </li></ul><ul><li>Voting form </li></ul><ul><li>Order form </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule of events </li></ul>
  7. 7. You will receive your beginning of the year newsletter either through the post or through your work courier. If you don’t receive your newsletter, it can find it at our website. http://wayrba.org.au/
  8. 8. There is merchandise you can purchase to help promote WAYRBA. Posters Stickers Book Marks
  9. 9. Every year we have a new poster. For the past two years, high school students have designed the posters.
  10. 10. Past posters
  11. 11. 2009 poster
  12. 12. You can also purchase bookmarks and coloured stickers. The stickers help identify the books on the current reading list. You can participate without purchasing merchandise.
  13. 13. The sale of the merchandise pays for the newsletters and postage as well as the costs involved in running the free Presentation Night.
  14. 14. Nominating a book for the reading lists. Books are nominated by students and can be sent to us at any time during the year.
  15. 15. To be eligible for the reading list, a book must be - <ul><li>Published within the last five years </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in print </li></ul><ul><li>The author must be alive </li></ul>
  16. 16. The nomination form needs your library’s name written on it before you photocopy the sheet.
  17. 17. Student readers complete the nomination form. We do appreciate that you double check the information and add your signature.
  18. 18. Nominations are kept for the following reading year. The committee checks that the books meet the criteria for the reading lists.
  19. 19. Promoting the nomination of books
  20. 20. Vote for your favourite author! How to vote
  21. 21. Write the name of your library on the voting form before photocopying  
  22. 22. Students complete the voting form. Librarians need to sign the bottom of the form.
  23. 23. Send your votes to – Vote Coordinator WAYRBA PO Box 256 GUILDFORD WA 6935 You will find the address on our newsletters as well as on the bottom of the nomination and voting forms.
  24. 24. It helps us immensely if votes are sorted into alphabetical order by author. Please do not staple the votes together.
  25. 25. Recording votes on a tally sheet.
  26. 26. Reading Lists There are new reading lists every year. Students can read from the older and younger lists of a given year .
  27. 27. Reading List Older and Younger
  28. 28. You DO NOT have to purchase all the books in order to participate.
  29. 29. When purchasing the books, please refer to your school’s selection policy .
  30. 30. Older Reader List
  31. 36. Younger Reader List
  32. 41. Presentation Night
  33. 42. Students and authors perform.
  34. 44. Winning authors receive a trophy.
  35. 45. Duncan Ball cleaning his WAYRBA trophies.
  36. 47. Our new web page http://wayrba.org.au/
  37. 48. Current reading list Voting forms Nomination forms Order form Past winners Past reading lists Author links Book related activities On the website you will find -
  38. 49. Please contact us with any queries. Email [email_address]