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Student Ambassadors, Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Student Ambassadors Wanted

April 11-13, 2018

Due Date:
December 8, 2017

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival:
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

Purpose: The purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, held each spring at The University of Southern Mississippi, by aspiring graduate students in children's literature and/or library services to children. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children's literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field. It will also provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce who can become staunch supporters of CBF as they progress in their careers.

Responsibilities: The Ambassador Program provides free registration to the three-day event and shared housing in exchange for volunteer service at the festival.  Meals and travel expenses are not included.  Ambassadors are expected to be in attendance for all Book Festival events and are asked to do various duties throughout the festival.  Ambassadors are expected to be courteous and professional at all times.  The dress code is business casual.

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a MLS or MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children's literature or library and information science. They should have demonstrated experience in or knowledge of children's literature and/or library services to children. Completed class work can be considered in lieu of work experience.

To apply: Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references via email to Volunteer Coordinator Heather Moore hmsweed@gmail.com. (http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival)

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