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Specialization

  • Digital Youth
  • Library Services for Children and Youth
  • Storytelling

Biography

I come to this wonderful iSchool with a strong practitioner background and a research agenda on international youth literature as well as the depiction of characters in young adult novels marginalized because of health and disability issues. I was a children’s and young adult librarian for 13 years at Toronto Public Library before moving to Florida, where I continued my career with the public library systems in Miami and Tallahassee and became a naturalized US citizen. In 2009 I earned my PhD in Library and Information Studies from the Florida State University College of Communication and Information with Dr. Eliza Dresang as my major professor. I have a longstanding interest in children’s books from around the world. “The Looking Glass” (http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/tlg/index), a still-thriving international children’s literature e-journal that I helped found and edited from 1997-2002 in Toronto and Miami is now published in Australia. My dissertation, Found in Translation, employed two types of sense-making to explore decision making by US children’s book editors who acquire books from other countries for translation into English for the US market. My latest involvement on a project with an international focus is as lead editor of the fifth volume in the Bridges to Understanding reference series: Goldsmith, Heras, and Corapi, Reading the World’s Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature. Two earlier research projects each consist of a content analysis and annotated bibliography: Gross, Goldsmith, and Carruth, HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels (Scarecrow, 2010); and Irwin, Goldsmith, and Applegate, Autism in Young Adult Novels (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). My book award committee experience includes chairing the Mildred L. Batchelder Award (given to the publisher for excellence in children's book translation), serving on the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books committee, and sitting on the Katherine Schneider Family Book Award jury (for authentic depiction of disability experiences). Apart from academic work, I am the librarian for the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel of Los Angeles and .proud grandmother of Hendrix (9), Rhys (7), and Juno (4) – book lovers all!

Education

  • Ph D, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2009
  • MLIS, University of Toronto, 1983
  • BA, French and English Literature - junior year taken at University of Bordeaux, France, York University, 1981

Awards

  • Groner-Wikler Scholarship - Association of Jewish Libraries and Kar-Ben Publishing, 2017

Memberships

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • Association of Jewish Libraries
  • Friends of Children and Literature, Los Angeles Public Library
  • Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library
  • United States Board on Books for Young People
  • Association of Jewish Libraries, Southern California chapter
  • Children's Literature Council of Southern California
  • National Storytelling Network
  • American Library Association
  • Association for Library Service to Children
  • Freedom To Read Foundation
  • Young Adult Library Services Association
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Power of Story: Telling to Transform the World (2018)
    Create, innovate and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children’s & Youth Programming Authors: Annette Goldsmith, Michelle H Martin
  • Blog post
    Going Global: Resources for International YA Literature (2017)
    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) blog, "The HUB" Author: Annette Goldsmith
  • Blog post
    Jewish Storytelling Sources (2017)
    Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (GLLI) blog Author: Annette Goldsmith
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: Brain Research: Who, What, Where, When, Why? (2017)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 15, Issue 4, Page 38-39 Authors: Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Annette Goldsmith
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: Math Counts Too! Why Librarians Should Promote Family Engagement in Math Activities at Home (2017)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 15, Issue 2, Page 38-40 Authors: Erica Zippert, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Annette Goldsmith
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: The Column Explained...Plus Conference Roundup, Part 2! (2017)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 39-40 Authors: Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Annette Goldsmith
  • Conference Paper
    Connected Learning Meets Radical Change: A Conference in a Classroom (2016)
    ALISE 2016 Authors: Kathleen Campana, Annette Goldsmith, Joanna Elizabeth Mills
  • Blog post
    Kids Need Translations – An Idea Whose Time Has Come (2016)
    Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Blog Author: Annette Goldsmith
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Reading the world’s stories: An annotated bibliography of international youth literature (2016)
    Bridges to Understanding, Volume 5 Authors: Annette Goldsmith, Theo Heras, Susan Corapi
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: Digital Media and Young Children (2016)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 14, Issue 2, Page 38-39 Authors: B. Diamant-Cohen, Annette Goldsmith
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: Diversity Through International Youth Literature (2016)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 14, Issue 4, Page 38-40 Authors: Annette Goldsmith, B. Diamant-Cohen
  • Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
    Research Roundup: The Evolution of Preschool Storytime Research (2016)
    Children & Libraries, Volume 14, Issue 3, Page 37-39 Authors: B. Diamant-Cohen, Annette Goldsmith
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Real Deal 2: How Autism Is Described in YA Novels (2016)
    Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 1-20 Authors: Rachel Applegate, Marilyn Irwin, Annette Goldsmith
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Autism in Young Adult Novels (2015)
    , Page 151, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4422-5183-0 (cloth); 978-1-4422-5184-7 (ebook) Authors: M. Irwin, A. Y. Goldsmith, R. Applegate
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Putting youth first: The radical Eliza T. Dresang (2015)
    Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, Volume 5 Authors: J E Mills, A. Y. Goldsmith, Kathleen Campana, B J Patin, S A Evans
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The real deal: Teen characters with autism in young adult novels (2015)
    Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, Volume 6 Authors: M. Irwin, A. Y. Goldsmith, R. Applegate

Presentations

  • Sharing Hard Truths in Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults (2018)
    2018 Children's Literature Council of Southern California Spring Workshop - Tarzana, CA
  • Authenticity in the Folklore Picture Book (2017)
    United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) - Seattle
  • Promoting School Readiness through Diverse Children's Books (2017)
    American Library Association - Chicago
  • Reading the World in Translation: Selecting and Presenting Global Literature for Teens (2017)
    ALA Annual Conference 2017 - Chicago, IL
  • The World at Your Fingertips: How to Use Global Literature in Translation in Library Programs (2017)
    ALA Annual Conference 2017 - Chicago, IL
  • Why We Need More Translated Children's Books from China: Addressing the One-Way Street of Translation in the United States (2017)
    iConference 2017 - Wuhan, China
  • President’s Program: Ode to Eliza Dresang. [Goldsmith & Latham, organizers and moderators.] (2016)
    Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference - Boston, MA
  • “Scholarly Biography: Creating a Collaborative Tribute to Eliza T. Dresang” (2015)
    “Voices From the Field: Methodology and More in Library Research” (LRRT Forum), ALA conference - San Francisco
  • What Do Young Adult Novels Say About Teens with Autism? (2015)
    California School Library Association, Southern Region Fall Workshop - Pasadena, CA, USA
  • The Real deal: Teen Characters With Autism in Young Adult Novels (2014)
    Young Adult Literature Symposium, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) - Austin, TX