Congratulations to Research Instruction librarian Becky Leathersich, co-author of the “APALA Rubric to Evaluate Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth Literature”! The APALA Rubric was recently made available online, and plans are in the works for submission to an open access repository. The rubric is a guide to help review and evaluate Asian American and Pacific Islander American (APIA) youth literature intended for readers 0-18 years old.
This rubric is being demonstrated and discussed in multiple presentations this year:
- February 25, 2022, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom: iSchool @ UW-Madison 2022 Power Up Pop-ups: A (Mini) Leadership Conference for Youth Services Managers & Staff (Free registration for students.)
- March 24, 2022, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom: The Augusta Baker Diversity Series (Free registration for all!)
- April 11, 2022, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom: The Center for Children’s Books at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- September 29-October 1, 2022: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) National Institute
Students, faculty, and staff who would like to learn more about the APALA Rubric or would like to request instruction based on AAPI youth literature can contact Becky Leathersich, at firstname.lastname@example.org.