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SIG Children's & Young Adult Literature

IASL Special Interest Group for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Website: http://www.iasl-online.org/about/sigs/sig_chlit.html
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2013

News from the IASL Conference.

Hello everyone,
here is the article outlining the winners of the GiggleIT introductory competition:
IASL Conference 2009 Abano Terme
September 2nd to the 5th 2009

Delegates vote with enthusiasm!
The GiggleIT Competition Results.

It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that Dr Ann Carlson Weeks announced the winners of the “Create a New Word for e-Book Competition” at the IASL Conference 2009 in Abano Terme, Italy. Dr. Weeks is a Director of the International Digital Children’s Library (ICDL) and is Professor of Practice in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Formerly, Professor Weeks served as Director of Libraries and Information Services for the Chicago Public Schools and as Executive Director of the three youth divisions at the American Library Association (ALA). The IASL supports the aims and vision statement of the ICDL.
As part of the GiggleIT Project’s introductory competition, children of registered schools were asked to participate by creating a new word for e-Book. This competition was a motivational introductory competition to engage the students in Thesaurus and Dictionary usage as they created new vocabulary for the digital age.
The team at GiggleIT felt the term eBook had run its course and we needed a fresh, new term/expression/label to describe our online publication. We hope that such a term will become accepted into contemporary vocabulary worldwide.
From the listed schools, 14 new terms were offered as part of the competition, although over 75 new terms were coined all together.
Delegates at the 2009 IASL conference in Abano Terme were asked to vote on a list of new words that could be used to replace the term e-Book. Delegates were asked to list the terms in order of preference and from this anonymous voting procedure the new terms were listed in order of most votes.
The following results were recorded for the results of the New Word for e-Book competition in order of greatest number of votes to least number of votes as voted by the Delegates of the IASL 2009 conference:
1. Digidoc
2. CyText
3. Cybertext
4. Digitome
5. e-FUN
6. TrippleEEE
7. TechTome
8. Gigglytome
9. GiggleJiggle Book
10. E-pages
11. S-Books
12. I-Doc
13. V-Doc
14. e-Volution
The following contributing schools will receive prizes as shown below and on the Giggle IT website:
The Winning school:
Concordia Lutheran College with “Digidoc”

Runners-up in order of voting preferences:
Newtown State School with “Digitome”
St Andrew’s Anglican College with “e-FUN”
Carine Senior High School with “TrippleEEE”
Roleystone Primary School with “E-pages”

These winning schools will receive the prizes as below.

• The winning school will receive a Gigglecritter Travel Mate and a GiggleIT Goodie Pack containing one each of the following:
• Gigglecritter Passport
• Gigglecritter photo album
• Gigglecritter travel diary
• Gigglecritter back pack
• Gigglecritter hats
• Gigglecritter scarf
• Secret Instructions
Runners-up will also receive a Gigglecritter Travel Mate and passport

Discussion Forum

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Comment by Patricia Carmichael on February 18, 2009 at 8:41pm
Yes thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words and interest.
Please send this media link to as many organisations as possible. As karen said below the media release document is meant as a way of quickly sharing the information about the GiggleIT Project far and wide. i would just love to see some writings from all the corners of the globe!
Comment by Karen Bonanno on February 14, 2009 at 11:10am
Elizabeth - Anyone can use the media release that is linked to this project. You will find this at http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/media_release.htm
There is also a PDF file at the bottom of the page. Please send to any lists or associations with whom you communicate.
Comment by Elizabeth Lee on February 14, 2009 at 8:03am
This looks great. great work. Is a link going to be sent to the National Library Associations around the world? And to national teacher's federations? We are a small organization and our participants are those groups.
Comment by Katy Manck on February 11, 2009 at 9:59pm
A library school student from Univ of Pittsburgh asked if she could share the GiggleIT link with her classmates and I said "absolutely yes! and pass the word along!"
Comment by Lydia Ayesu on February 10, 2009 at 11:47pm
I want to be a member of this group. How do i participate and benefit from the group. I am a librarian in a British school in Ghana. I am not a veteran but a starter.
Comment by Patricia Carmichael on January 7, 2009 at 2:11pm
Hi Katy
thanks for the note. I have contacted Emily and I have uploaded the edited consent form on the IASL secure site. So see how she goes.
All we have to do now is find a furry critter that looks like Gigglecritter and giggles...
Comment by Katy Manck on January 3, 2009 at 12:21pm
Pat -
Emily is home from Univ until midJanuary if you want GiggleCritter to get some new looks. It should be quite the world traveler!!
Best regards to all in the New Year,
Comment by Patricia Carmichael on January 3, 2009 at 11:32am
Hi Rhonda,
thanks for the input on the tasks and the competition criteria. Really helped get things a little more in line.
Loved the idea of the Gigglecritter becoming a real fluffy critter travelling around the world from school to school and country to country.
That's a goer... Where's Gigglecritter?
Comment by rhonda on December 21, 2008 at 6:26pm
Hi my name is Rhonda, I work as a teacher librarian at a state school in Queensland. I am quite new to the profession so it has been a rapid learning curve. I enjoyed working with Pat to set up some of the forms for the gigglewiki project and I look forward to its launch next year.
Comment by Lesley Farmer on November 17, 2008 at 11:19am
there's a server loop or other issue so the message doesn't show

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