CLEL Bell Awards Selection Committee Application 

Thank you for your interest in the CLEL Bell Awards Committee! The application process has closed and will reopen in March 2022 for the 2023 CLEL Bell award. 


For the 2023 awards, we will be looking to build a strong team of CLEL members for the ninth annual Bell Awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to early literacy advocacy, gain experience working on an award committee, and build your resume! 


As you consider your application, please keep in mind that the CLEL Bell Award Committee will require:


  • Membership in Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.

  • Access to email and the Internet (for routine communication, editing shared Google documents and attending virtual meetings). 

  • Access, via your library, interlibrary loan and/or bookstores, to a large sample of picture books published in 2022.

  • A commitment of several hours a week securing access to, reading and evaluating as many new picture books as possible.

  • A commitment to attend a 2 hour meeting virtually in early May 2022.

  • A commitment to attend a 2 hour meeting virtually in late August 2022.

  • A commitment to attend, virtually, an 8 hour shortlist selection meeting on a Saturday in early December 2022.


Please send any questions to Thank you!