The Judith Saltman Prize
Judith Saltman is recognized internationally as an expert on Canadian children’s literature. She has influenced new generations of students over the past 32 years in her role as Professor within the School, as Chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL) program, and developer and instructor for numerous courses in children’s literature and public library services to children and young adults. Her love for the field, her warmth and generosity, and knowledge of children’s literature and librarianship has won the hearts of students who come to the School.
“I remember visiting Judi at SLAIS for the first time. I had no idea what to expect. I entered her office, a space so full of books, I was worried there would be nowhere to sit. After a few short minutes I knew I had found my home. Judi’s enthusiasm was infectious. Only one year later I was beginning my degree at SLAIS with Judi guiding the way.
While many people helped me pursue my degree, Judith encouraged me to push myself beyond just my degree. She helped me find ways to get involved in children’s literature scholarship through the Children’s Literature Association, and the American Library Association. Judith has been an inspiration and a source of guidance throughout my post-secondary career. She’s a force to be reckoned with, in the best possible way.”
Fact you may not have known about Judith— She has won the Killam Teaching Award for her excellence in teaching and the Claude Aubry Award for distinguished service in the field of Canadian Children’s Literature in English.
It is for these reasons and many more that we need your donations to establish this award.
Judith Saltman Prize to be awarded annually to a student studying in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program.