Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth 308 CILIP Cymru/Wales Current Awareness Service 308
1 CILIP CARNEGIE AND KATE GREENAWAY CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS
1.1 Million to one outsider scoops CILIP Carnegie Medal with first novel
Frank Cottrell Boyce has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004 for 'Millions'. Cottrell Boyce's debut novel beat off strong competition from former winners Philip Pullman and Sharon Creech, and well-established writers Eva Ibbotson and Anne Cassidy, as well as one other first novel from American, Gennifer Choldenko.
http://www.cilip.org.uk/aboutcilip/newsandpressreleases/news050708Carnegie.htm 1.2 Political cartoonist and illustrator Chris Riddell scoops his second CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Chris Riddell, award-winning illustrator, and political cartoonist for The Observer has won the 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for 'Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver"', it was announced today.
http://www.cilip.org.uk/aboutcilip/newsandpressreleases/news050708Greenaway.htm 1.3 A statement from Sharon Sperling
Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group and of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Judges
Thursday 7 July 2005
“Following this morning’s terrorist incidents in central London, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the ceremony for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards.
We have taken this decision with extreme reluctance, because we feel strongly that these Awards represent precisely the civilised values that the terrorists are seeking to destroy.
However we recognise that it would be irresponsible to encourage people to come into central London when the emergency services are so stretched, and we also feel that a celebration of this kind would be inappropriate when so many people are suffering from injury and, in some cases, the death of loved ones.
The ceremony was due to take place at the English Heritage headquarters in central London, on Friday 8 July. As soon as possible, we will make plans for a further ceremony when we can honour the achievements of the winners and the shortlisted authors and illustrators.
Meanwhile, we will announce the winners at 12:30 tomorrow, Friday 8 July, as arranged.”
2 CYNULLIAD / WELSH ASSEMBLY
2.1 CyMAL Disability Summer School
The CyMAL Disability Summer School will take place on 1 September at the
University of Wales, Bangor, 6 September at the National Library of Wales in
Minister praises refugees writing in Wales at 'Soft Touch' book launch
Equality Minister, Jane Hutt, will today attend the launch of ‘Soft Touch: Refugees Writing in Wales 3’ during a night's entertainment of readings and music at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.
The 128-page book, produced by Hafan Books and Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group, includes poetry, fiction, testimony and drama written by refugees and asylum seekers living in Wales, alongside work from other local writers.
prepared to forward copies of any stock policies completed within the last
couple of years for perusal.
Please send these by post to: George Edwards, County Library, Dew Street,
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SU Tel: (01437) 775243 or e-mail George.Edwards@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
4.4 E-reference services in London's public libraries
To find out which e-reference services are available from a particular London
library service see http://www.richmond.gov.uk/london_online_holdings.xls.
London Libraries website, 6 July
CILIP Weekly Information World
5 DATBLYGU DARLLENWYR / READER DEVELOPMENT
5.1 Blind date
Flirty, sociable twenty-something with GSOH seeks dark, mysterious, moody maverick for cosy nights in on the sofa. If this sounds like you, a new match-making service run by Gateshead Council could find you a perfect blind date - but only when it comes to books!
Lonely heart borrowers looking for something to read can now choose books in a fun and interactive way by logging onto website www.whatareyouuptotonight.com/blinddate.
Created by East Midlands libraries and managed by Gateshead Council, the site is aimed at 18-35 years olds as a way of attracting them back into their local library.
http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatsnew/bookdate.htm5.2 The July WALES BOOK OF THE MONTH is EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, Jo Verity (Honno) £8.99 ISBN 1843235021
A contemporary novel about a group of couples in their fifties who sell up their city homes to buy rambling farmhouses in the Welsh Marches; they propose to live in close harmony but Anna finds that far from supporting her through the string of family crises that ensue, her friends are becoming strangers and she is becoming the target.
The Welsh-language NOVEL OF THE MONTH for July is CLWYFAU, Penri Jones (Y Lolfa) £6.99 ISBN 1870206703
A poignant novel about Huw Williams, a young man from Craig y Garn farm in Eifionydd who is badly wounded in the Battle of Mametz during the First World War; he returns home where his family and fiancée try to heal both his physical and psychological wounds caused by the war.
5.2 NOFEL Y MIS mis Gorffennaf yw CLWYFAU, Penri Jones (Y Lolfa) £6.95 ISBN 0862437261
Nofel rymus ddirdynnol yn adrodd hanes Huw Williams, Craig y Garn, llanc o Eifionydd a ymunodd gyda byddin Lloyd George ym 1916; caiff ei anafu ym Mrwydr Coed Mametz a dychwela i Graig y Garn ble mae ei deulu a'i ddyweddi yn ceisio gwella'r clwyfau corfforol ac ysbrydol a achoswyd gan y brwydro.
WALES BOOK OF THE MONTH mis Gorffennaf yw EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, Jo Verity (Honno) £6.99 ISBN 1870206703
Nofel gyfoes am wŷr a gwragedd yn eu pumdegau sy'n gwerthu eu cartrefi yn y ddinas a phrynu tai gwledig ar ororau Cymru; eu bwriad yw byw mewn cymuned agos, ond mae Anna yn teimlo bod ei ffrindiau yn cilio oddi wrthi pan fo problemau teuluol yn creu anniddigrwydd yn ei bywyd.
6 PLANT / CHILDREN 6.1 Library Web Challenge
Gwynedd Libraries, in partnership with CYNNAL and Anglesey libraries, have launched a new & entertaining website for primary children.
The aim of the website – which can be used in English or in Welsh – is to teach children how to use their library service, with enough to keep them amused while looking at the website. It can also help them with homework.
The website will be available through NGfL Wales or through links on the library web pages in Gwynedd and Anglesey.
For more information contact Nia Gruffudd on 01286 679465.
http://www.herywe.org.uk/ 6.1 Llyfrgell - Her y We
Ar Ddydd Mawrth 5ed Gorffennaf yn y Galeri, Caernarfon lansiwyd gwefan newydd sbon a difyr i blant oed Cynradd gan Wasanaeth Llyfrgell Gwynedd mewn partneriaeth gyda Cynnal a Gwasanaeth Llyfrgell Ynys Môn trwy nawdd Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru (CyMAL –Grant Datblygu Llyfrgelloedd).
Bwriad y safle - sy'n cynnig mynediad yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg - yw dysgu plant sut i ddefnyddio eu Gwasanaethau Llyfrgell, gyda digon i'w cadw'n ddiddig wrth hamddena neu chwilio am safleoedd a all eu helpu gyda gwaith cartref.
Bydd y safle ar gael trwy NGfL Cymru neu trwy linc ar dudalennau Gwasanethau Llyfrgell Gwynedd ac Ynys Mon.
Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â Nia Gruffydd ar: (01286) 679465
http://www.herywe.org.uk/ 6.2 The 2005 Tir Na n-Og Awards
The Tir na n-Og Awards are presented annually by the Welsh Books Council and CILIP Wales to honour the work of authors and designers of books for children.
The winner in the category Best English-language Book with an authentic Welsh background is JACKIE MORRIS for the picture book for readers aged 7-9 years The Seal Children (Frances Lincoln), a version of the legend of the Selkie counter pointed the grim reality of life on the Welsh coast where the poor are subservient to the landowners. The lyrical text and stunning illustrations work together both to tell the story and to create an evocative mood. This the second time that Jackie Morris has won the Tir na n-Og Award.
Also Highly Commended was the novel In Chatter Wood, Jac Jones (Gomer/Pont Books).
The winner in the Best Welsh-language Fiction category is EMILY HUWS for Eco (published by Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion), a novel for 9-12 year olds portraying the tensions in the life of a 9 year old girl whose mother is an enthusiastic and active eco-warrior.
Also Highly Commended was I’r Tir Tywyll, Elgan Philip Davies (published by Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion).
The book that wins the Best Welsh-language Non-Fiction category is Byd Llawn Hud (published by Gwasg Gomer), an appealing volume of twenty new poems by contemporary Welsh poets – TUDUR DYLAN, SONIA EDWARDS, CERI WYN JONES, MERERID HOPWOOD, ELINOR WYN REYNOLDS and illustrated by CHRIS GLYNN, exploring the themes of nature, friends and family. It was published under the auspices of the WJEC.
6.2 Gwobrau Tir na n-Og 2005
Cyflwynir Gwobrau Tir na n-Og yn flynyddol gan y Cyngor Llyfrau a CILIP Cymru i anrhydeddu gwaith awduron ac arlunwyr llyfrau plant.
Enillydd y wobr am Ffuglen Orau’r Flwyddyn yw EMILY HUWS am y nofel Eco (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion), nofel llawn tynerwch ar gyfer plant 9-12 oed. Yn y nofel cawn ddarllen am y tensiynau ym mywyd cythryblus eco-ryfelwraig a’i merch. Dyma’r trydydd tro i Emily Huws ennill Gwobr Tir na n-Og.
Rhoddwyd Clod Arbennig hefyd i’r gyfrol I’r Tir Tywyll, Elgan Philip Davies (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion).
Y gyfrol sy’n ennill y wobr am Lyfr Gorau’r Flwyddyn ac eithrio Ffuglen yw Byd Llawn Hud (Gwasg Gomer), cyfrol ddeniadol gan feirdd cyfoes (TUDUR DYLAN, SONIA EDWARDS, CERI WYN JONES, MERERID HOPWOOD ac ELINOR WYN REYNOLDS) wedi’i darlunio gan CHRIS GLYNN. Mae’r gyfrol hon, i ddarllenwyr 7-9 oed, yn cynnwys cerddi newydd a doniol am berthynas plant â byd natur, ffrindiau a theulu. Cyhoeddwyd y gyfrol dan nawdd Cynllun Cyhoeddiadau Cyd-bwyllgor Addysg Cymru.
Dyfarnwyd y wobr am y llyfr Saesneg gorau i JACKIE MORRIS, am y llyfr stori-a-llun, The Seal Children (Frances Lincoln) stori hudolus wedi ei darlunio'n chwaethus i ddarllenwyr 7-9 oed. Mae’n adrodd chwedl werin am hanner-gwraig a hanner-morlo sy'n dwyn gwaredigaeth i drigolion penrhyn unig wrth iddi gyflwyno trysor o wely'r môr iddynt. Dyma’r eildro i Jackie Morris ennill Gwobr Tir na n-Og.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ by JK Rowling will be the first ever novel in the UK to be published simultaneously in braille, large-print and standard print.
The braille version, which will be published by RNIB on 16 July 2005 alongside the other versions, will enable thousands of blind people to read the same book at the same time as their sighted peers. Prior to this, blind book fans have had to wait months or even years for the latest book to be ‘translated’ into braille.
You can buy a copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ in Grade 2 braille at the recommended retail price of £16.99, by phoning RNIB customer services on 0845 702 3153, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ordering online at http://onlineshop.rnib.org.uk Place your order by Wednesday 13 July, to receive your book on Saturday 16 July. 18 point large print versions will be available from all libraries and bookshops.
7 DATBLYGIAD PROFFESIYNOL / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 7.1 Call for Mentors in Wales
As part of the new Framework of Qualifications, CILIP is developing a Mentor Scheme for those members who do not have access to an existing scheme, for example through their place of work. The Mentor Scheme will be available to members who wish to progress from Certification to Chartered Membership or to participate in the Revalidation Scheme. It will also form a compulsory element of the new Chartership process.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor please register online at http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/FrameworkofQualifications/mentor/mentorguidelines.htm
We will be running mentor training courses in North Wales, SE Wales and SW Wales in the autumn. The first will run on the 7 and 21 September at the Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare.
7.2 Develop a career - not a clone
Top tips on how to be a success at mentoring. Further information can be found at