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The Masha Kabakow Rudman Issues in Children's Literature Collection at UMass Amherst Libraries

College of Education Professor Emerita DR. MASHA K. RUDMAN G’70 is one of the first scholars to have studied children's literature from an issues approach. She has donated her collection of more than 8,000 volumes of juvenile literature and related scholarly references to UMass Amherst Libraries.

The Libraries will launch the collection with a program featuring a multimedia introduction to the collection by Rudman, and views on the collection from authors Jane Yolen and Jacqueline Woodson, and Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Wilma Ortiz, a former student of Rudman’s.

Special guests include the Dean of the College of Education Christine McCormick, Director of Libraries Jay Schafer, and Charles Desmond Ed.D ’92, chair, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

September 17, 2011
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
2-3 p.m.: Self-guided tours of the collection, 11th floor
3-5 p.m.: Launching the Collection, Lower Level

RSVP by August 26, 2011
(413) 545-3974

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Photos from the event

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Masha Kabikow Rudman surrounded by friends and guests at the launching of her collection   l to r: Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and COE alumnus Charles Desmond, Director of Libraries Jay Schafer, professor emerita Masha K. Rudman, Dean of the College of Education Christine B. McCormick
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