Alum librarian serves on Newbery Medal selection panel
Brook Forest Elementary School Librarian John Schumacher ’02 reads more than 2,000 books annually. The titles currently on his list include every Newbery Medal winner since the award was founded in 1922.
That’s appropriate considering he has been chosen as the only school librarian to serve on the 16-person committee that will decide the 2014 winner. The award is given by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book from the previous year.
The appointment is one of many honors for Schumacher, who is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, an honor given to innovative librarians across the country.