In 2010, the New Jersey Center for the Book awarded its Miss Rumphius Award to Dr. Dana Sheridan, the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University.
The award honored an extraordinary media project entitled The BiblioFiles,which was inspired by a correspondence between Dana Sheridan and the late Lloyd Alexander. The BiblioFiles is a web-based Cotsen Children’s Library’s program that features one-on-one interviews with a variety of chi ldren’s chapter book authors.
Listeners of all ages can access and bookmark the website (www.princeton.edu/bibliofiles) and simply click and listen to author interviews. The site includes a “Featured Author” as well as an “Audio Archive” so listeners can access any interview from the past. Featured authors include Lissa Evans, M.T. Anderson and Atinuke.