The annual CBCA shortlisted books are an important part of schools’ and public libraries' literature programs. Librarians, teacher librarians and teachers need to be informed about these high quality Australian books. The best way to do this is by hearing the current CBCA (Qld) judge speak about these books.
Judge’s Presentations are available from April each year, until the end of Book Week in August. A Professional Development certificate will be issued to each attendee.
One of the requirements of all judges of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards is that they promote the Awards through giving talks about the books and the process to the community. In Queensland these presentations are known as Judge’s Talks.
These talks may be to interested community groups such as Teacher-Librarian Networks, Community Librarian groups, groups from professional associations such as ECTA (Qld), or parents.
In providing these talks, our Judge will normally incur certain expenses. As it is a voluntary position (i.e. not a paid role to cover such expenses), the Judge is entitled to recoup those expenses from the group hosting the event. The following guidelines should be used to ensure that the Judge receives compensation for costs incurred in giving Judge’s Talks.
Judge's Talks - 2015
Note that these guidelines refer to presentations where the judge is invited to talk about the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and related matters, but not other separate issues though invited in the capacity as the judge.