Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature

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Link: http://www.dawcl.com/search.asp
Link to instructions/help: http://www.dawcl.com/instructions.html

About the DB creator

Lisa Bartle is a reference librarian at California State University, San Bernardino.

She earned a BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1990) and an MA in English, with an emphasis on Medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and drama, from the University of California, Riverside (1993).

After working as a student in one of UCSB’s libraries, then a staff member at the UCR Physical Sciences Library, she decided to earn a Masters in Library and Information Science and become a librarian. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997. While attending UCLA she came up with the idea for the Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature.

Below is a list of articles or presentations featuring DAWCL.

* Picard, Carol A. and Linda Button. “You Can Count on Literature: Resources on and off the Web to Teach Math and Literature.” Reading Teacher, v.55.5 (2002): 464.
* Partch, Jackie. “Most useful place in your life as a teacher of children’s literature.” Library Journal, v.126.1 (2001): 48.
* Serchay, David S. “Webdiary.” Library Journal, v.126.7 (2001): 52
* Bartle, Lisa. “The Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature: A Free, Web-Accessible Database.” College &Undergraduate Libraries, 7.2 (2000): 105-110.
* Bartle, Lisa. “Mounting a Web-Accessible Database: A Model for Beginners.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 7.2, (2000): 111-121.
* Bartle, Lisa “Effective Use of the Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature.” ILIPP Information Literacy Institute. Venice High School, Venice, CA. 11 Mar. 2000.
* Bartle, Lisa. “Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature.” Poster Session Forum. California Library Association Conference. Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs. 14 Nov. 1999.
* Bartle, Lisa. “Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature.” Poster Session Forum. California Academic and Research Libraries Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove. 12 Oct. 1999.
* “Eye on the Web.” The Australian. August 23, 1999: 15.
* Bartle, Lisa. Interview with Daniel Zwerdling. Weekend All Things Considered. NPR. 7 Aug. 1999.
* Margolis, Rick. “The Hits Just Keep Coming: The Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature is Now a Radio Celebrity.” School Library Journal. September (1999): 117.
* Richtel, Matt. “A Web Page-Turner.” Yahoo! Internet Life. July (1999):78-79.

Lisa is deeply committed to the idea of providing information for free. She believes that the Internet has given everyone the ability to collaborate, to create new services, and to share information. In May 2002, she unveiled her latest project, ABC-Lit: An Index to Children’s Literature Scholarship.

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