Annette Y. Goldsmith, Ph.D., has been Part-time Faculty in the MLIS program at Kent State since 2019. With over 23 years’ experience as a public children’s and young adult librarian in Toronto, Miami, and Tallahassee, and currently as a Judaica librarian in Los Angeles, Dr. Goldsmith brings a strong practitioner background to the iSchool. She is also a very experienced online instructor, having taught youth services courses for three other iSchools -- Florida State (where she earned her Ph.D.), the University of Maryland, and the University of Washington. Her research agenda focuses on international youth literature as well as the depiction of characters in young adult novels marginalized because of health and disability issues.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Dr. Goldsmith’s recent work. Further information can be viewed in her CV (found below).
LIS 60010 The Information Landscape
LIS 60025 Engaging Young Children and Families
LIS 60629 Engaging School-Age Children
LIS 60675 Youth Literature in the Digital Realm
Goldsmith, A. Y., & Martin, M. H. (2019). The power of a story: Telling to transform the world. In K. Campana & J. E. Mills (Eds.), Create, innovate, serve! A radical approach to children’s and youth services (pp. 25-26). ALA Editions/Neal Schuman.
Mills, J. E., Campana, K., & Goldsmith, A. Y. (2017, Winter). Libraries as learning labs in a digital age: A youth services conference in an LIS classroom. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 58(1). https://doi.org/10.3138/jelis.58.1.27
Goldsmith, A. Y., Heras, T., & Corapi, S. (Eds.). (2016). Reading the world’s stories: An annotated bibliography of international youth literature. Bridges to Understanding, 5. Rowman & Littlefield.
Mills, J. E., Goldsmith, A. Y., Campana, K., Patin, B. J., & Evans, S. A. (2015, 20 January). Putting youth first: The radical Eliza T. Dresang. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 5. http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/
Irwin, M., Goldsmith, A. Y., & Applegate, R. (2015). Autism in young adult novels. Rowman & Littlefield.
Member of the 2022 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee for the most distinguished informational book for children published in the US (2021 - 2022)
Serves on the Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture Advisory Committee. This annual lecture featuring a distinguished speaker from the children’s book world is sponsored by the UCLA Department of Information Studies (2019 - Present)
Serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (2016 - Present)
Serves on the Editorial Board of Judaica Librarianship (2013 - Present)
Member of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (GLLI) Translated Young Adult Book Prize Committee – inaugural year (2019) and chaired the following year’s committee (2020)
Served on the ALSC Research Agenda Task Force (2017 - 2018)
Member of the 2016 Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Committee (2015 - 2016)
Groner-Wikler Scholarship, sponsored by Association of Jewish Libraries and Kar-Ben Publishing, awarded for dedication to Jewish children’s literature and library services (2017)
American Library Association
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT)
Library Research Round Table (LRRT)
Rainbow Round Table (RRT)
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) – and YALSA Los Angeles chapter
Association of Jewish Libraries
National association (AJL)
Southern California chapter (AJLSC)
Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) – Los Angeles Public Library
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (GLLI)
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, M.L.S. from the University of Toronto , B.A. in English and French Literature from York University, Toronto