KATE is seeking a representative who will serve on the selection committee for the William Allen White Children's Book Award.
The representative must be a member of KATE, and also must:
-Participate in three rounds of nominations (January 15th, April 15th, and June 15th) each year (submitting by email to the committee chair a list of 15 high quality books for readers in grades 3-5 and 6-8, by American authors, published in the previous year);
-Read all of the nominated books prior to the White Committee meeting in Emporia in September each year;
-Attend the White Committee meeting in Emporia to determine the final list of nominations (usually the first or second Saturday of September, depending on the schedule for the Kansas Book Festival);
-Try to attend the festival in Emporia at the beginning of October to celebrate the books that Kansas children have chosen as their favorites;
-Participate in (or send regular updates to) KATE Board meetings throughout the year (February, June, October, specific dates vary from year to year).