A rotating committee of between seventy and eighty members meets annually in late January or early February to create the list of nominees. The committee is made up of 4th-8th grade educators and school and public librarians representing geographic locations throughout the state.
- Evaluators must locate their own copies of titles being considered.
- The evaluator’s job begins in May each year and requires reading and evaluating ten titles over the summer.
- Beginning in September, evaluators are expected to read the narrowed list of 50 titles before the annual meeting at the end of January.
- Evaluators must attend the meeting at the end of January to participate in the creation of the list of 20 titles.
To obtain information on participating in the Evaluator’s Committee, please contact our Evaluators chair, Michelle Goodwine. It is the toughest job you'll ever love!