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Annette Goldsmith

CV Lecturer
agoldsmi@uw.edu

Specialization

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

Courses

  • LIS 565 - Resources For Digital Age Children

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

  • Accepted on ALA ballot for 2019 ALSC Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee - American Library Association, 2016
  • Groner-Wikler Scholarship - Association of Jewish Libraries, 2016

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
    Power of Story (2017)
    Create, innovate, serve! A radical approach to children’s and youth services Author: 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 Authors: E. Zippert, B. 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, K 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

  • 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
  • Connected Learning Meets Radical Change: A Conference in a Classroom (2016)
    Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference - Boston, MA
  • Lightning Talk: Connected Learning Meets Radical Change in the LIS Classroom (2016)
    Youth Services SIG session, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference - Boston, MA
  • President’s Program: Ode to Eliza Dresang. [Goldsmith & Latham, organizers and moderators.] (2016)
    Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference - Boston, MA
  • Translated Children’s Book 101 (2016)
    for Jamie Campbell Naidoo’s Cultural Diversity Programming for Children, Teens, and Families class. School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • What I Found in Translation (2016)
    for Marc Aronson’s International Youth Literature class. School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • “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
  • “The Art and Craft of a USBBY Bibliography: All the World in a Book” (2015)
    11th International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) regional conference - New York
  • 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