Join other Kerlan Friends, teachers, librarians, and children's literature aficionados as they honor Dr. Karen Nelson Hoyle during a buffet lunch and award ceremony this spring!
2012 Kerlan Award Luncheon and Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Place: Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fee: $25 for the luncheon; the lecture is free and open to the public.
Reservations for the luncheon are required by April 23, and the registration form can be download here. There are no reservations required to attend the award ceremony.
Dr. Karen Nelson Hoyle, who will retire January 11, 2012 after more than forty years of dedicated service as the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections, has been an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor to countless people who are interested in and passionate about children's literature and the people who create books for children. She has devoted her life to continuing Dr. Kerlan's vision and making it a reality.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hoyle when I donated the entirety of my book illustrations to the Kerlan Collection last year, and I can't imagine a better recipient of the award. The children's literature community just won't be the same without her!