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Catherine Jewel Wilterding
Reference/Instruction - Librarian II - Dick Smith Library
Tarleton State University
"Sometimes you
gotta have sticky toes
just to hang on."
Credentials Children's Literature
Book Awards Info.
& Publications
Experience Activities, Interests
& Hobbies

Welcome! What follows is a brief introduction to me -- professionally and personally (a bit).

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Professional Memberships
Conference of College Teachers of English
(CCTE) 1992-2000

National Council of Teachers of English
(NCTE) 1992, 1994-1995, 1997-2001

Sigma Tau Delta
  Texas Library Association

South Central Modern Language Association

Tarleton Faculty Women's Forum

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Presentations & Publications
"Trends in Children's Science Fiction"
Co-Presented with Ms. Loretta Brister: South Central Modern Language Association Conference (1999)

"A Masked Tale of Consequences: A Feminist Reading of Frankenstein"
Presented: South Central Modern Language Association Conference (1998)
Published: Niekas: Science Fiction and Fantasy #45 (1999)

"Cassie Logan--A Valuable Mentor"
(An Analysis of Multicultural Literature's Place in Education)
Presented: National Association of African-American Studies (1999)
Presented: Tarleton State University Racism and Diversity National Conference (1998)

"Is Justice Color-Blind?"
(An Analysis of Judicial Racism as Depicted in Young Adult Literature)
Presented: National Association of African-American Studies (1999)
Presented: Racism and Diversity National Conference (1998)

"Technical and Academic Writing: Shared Rhetorical Principles and Elements"
Presented: Conference of College Teachers of English (1993)

"TEACHERS: Tarleton Offers a Popular Program for Internships as a Solution to Shortage in Texas Schools"
Published: Fort Worth Star Telegram 1988

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Master of Library Science
Texas Woman's University 2001

Master of Arts Teaching
Tarleton State University 1982

TEA Certification in English and Biology
Tarleton State University 1989
  Graduate Theater Studies
Dallas Theater Center/Trinity University 1979-1980

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Tarleton State University 1976

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Librarian II Reference/Information
Dick Smith Library, Tarleton State University
July 2001-present
  English Composition Instructor
Tarleton State University
August 1990-May 2001
Editor, Writer
Campus Guide
Stephenville 1989
  Feature Writer, Production Supervisor,
Press Operator

Stephenville Empire-Tribune
1981-1988; 1989-1991
Technical Assistant
Tarleton Fine Arts Center
  Feature Writer, Composition Supervisor
J-TAC Tarleton State University
Theater Technician
Dallas Theater Center
  Theater Technician
Granbury Opera House
Tarleton Players

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Children's Literature Book Awards Info.
The Children's Literature Book Awards Info. page was created when I taught Children's Literature at Tarleton. The page offers information about many of the awards granted to authors and/or illustrators of children's and young adult literature. The annotated entries These awards are granted for a wide variety of books: historical fiction, folklore, horror, mysteries, nonfiction/informational, picture books, poetry, science fiction, etc. In addition, some awards are presented to books that are written by or focus on specific population groups (African Americans, Latinos, etc.).

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Activities, Interests & Hobbies
SHS Band Fan (aka Band Mom)
Go on band trips, help with fund-raisers & support the band.
My daughter, Shawnna, is in the Stephenville High School Band.
She performs with the Color Guard & plays flute

  Garage Sale Specialist
Love to look for "treasures" and "must-haves."
Especially like looking for unusual items & frogs.
Have more "to do" stacks than finished projects, but it's fun!
Girl Scouts Special Events Chair
Erath County Girl Scouts Service Unit.
Recruit volunteers to serve on event committees.
Help plan and coordinate events for local Girl Scouts.
  Leisure Time Activities
Watching TV: Monk, SciFi channel, decorating shows.
Sorting out "trillions" of pictures into albums.
Daydreaming about how great an organized house would be.
Community Activities
Help with Colony Cemetery restoration and events.
Serve on Colony Cemetery Committee Board.
Going fishing -- cane pole & simple rods, nothing fancy.
Trying to get my flower beds in a manageable state.
Watching Design on a Dime and wish-thinking.

& Publications
Credentials Experience Children's Literature
Book Awards Info.
Activities, Interests
& Hobbies
Updated November 1, 2004