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Congratulations to the 2012 Children's Bookmark Contest Winners!


balloons, celebratoryThe 2012 Children’s Bookmark Contest has now ended. We had a large number of entries returned to us at the Evergreen Branch Library. All the entries were very creative and the judges had a very difficult time picking winners at every grade level. The winners are:

 

  • Amanda Quach (Holly Oak Elementary, Kindergarten)
  • Mihir Ganeshan (Evergreen Elementary, Grade 1)
  • Zachary Stacy (Holly Oak Elementary, Grade 2)
  • Steven Luo (Tom Matsumoto Elementary, Grade 3)
  • Kristy Regalado (Cedar Grove Elementary, Grade 4)
  • Catherine Mu (Evergreen Elementary, Grade 5)

 

Congratulations to all our winners!

 

All artwork will be displayed in the Evergreen Library during the month of November. Please take a minute to appreciate and encourage the young artists during your next visit to the library.



Looking for an Expert in Historical Children's Books


picture of antique children's bookAvailable position

We seek an independent consultant with experience and knowledge in appraisal of children’s books.

 

Background

San José Public Library owns a collection of materials called the Children’s Resource Collection (CRC), consisting of approximately 7200 non-circulating books and magazines dating from 1763 to 1996. The materials get little use, and we’re interested in appraising the collection to determine its value and make a decision as to its future. 

 

Scope of work

The consultant will evaluate the CRC materials and offer an appraisal of the collection as a whole as well as individual appraisals for any item for which the estimated value is over $25.00, or of special significance for another reason. The appraised values should be those at which the Library can reasonably expect to resell the items. Deliverables will include a written assessment of the collection’s condition and value; appraisals for the collection as a whole as well as individual items as stated above; and written recommendations for potential buyers for the collection. The consultant may also be asked to make a fifteen-minute presentation at a library management meeting to explain her/his findings.

 

The Library will inventory the collection before the consultant starts. We will provide full access to the collection Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and other hours as mutually determined; office space for the duration of the project; a laptop for the duration of the project to be used for research within the library; and office supplies as needed.

 

How to apply

Please email the following materials to Daisy Porter, Manager of King Access, Children’s, and Youth, daisy.porter@sjlibrary.org, by September 23.

• A résumé detailing your qualifications for evaluating historical books, especially children’s materials

• A letter of interest including your requested fee and the time you estimate it will take you to complete the project