Carol Hanson Sibley, Library, presented a paper at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Biloxi, Miss. The paper, entitled “Synergy at Play: The Tug of War in Kevin Henkes’ Owen,” honored the 2013 Phoenix Picture Book Award. She also served on the committee to select the 2014 picture book award. The committee selected “The Bear” by Raymond Briggs to be honored for lasting excellence, 20 years after publication.