2022 CLEL Bell Awards Selection Committee Application 

Thank you for your interest in the CLEL Bell Awards Committee! We are looking to build a strong team of CLEL members for the eighth 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 2021.

  • 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 4 hour meeting virtually in early May, 2021.

  • A commitment to attend, virtually, an 8 hour shortlist selection meeting in the Denver metro area on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

If interested, please fill out the application here. Applications are due by 11:59 pm April 1, 2021.


Please send any questions to clelbellawards@gmail.com. Thank you!