Promotional Tools

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Help promote the awards

Follow @ALAlibrary for live tweets of the announcements and use #ala_carnegie hashtag to join the conversation on social media.

Use your social media channels, websites, newsletters, and other communications to share the news of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Link to ala.org/carnegieadult where people can find useful background on the awards as well as the latest information.

Learn more about the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence.

Make the most of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in your library, bookstore, and reading group. The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction offer great programming opportunities, help you highlight outstanding titles, and can encourage your patrons to read books recognized for their excellence by a selection committee of library professionals.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence tote bags and posterTo help raise awareness about this year’s finalists, we sent a box of promotional swag to 20 libraries and 5 independent bookstores. The package included 20 tote bags, a poster, finalist book seals, winner book seals (for when they’re announced), ideas and inspiration on how to use materials to engage their community, and a few other surprises.

Check out our Carnegie Coast-to-Coast Project for the chance to win a box of goodies for your library.

 You can also print the poster yourself and get book seals for the finalists and winners at the ALA Store.

Graphics

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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Shortlist 2018
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Award Seals

Call attention to the shortlist and finalist titles with award seals for the covers of winning and finalist books. Seals are available at the ALA Store.
For questions regarding other uses of the images of the seals or medals in displays, please contact permissions@ala.org or Mary Jo Bolduc, 312-280-5416.

Create displays in your library or bookstore

Poster: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and NonfictionUse the free 11" x 17" poster to enhance your displays. You can also use the annotations and quotes from the Booklist reviews featured on the shortlist page.

Want to enhance your summer reading program? Our experts have compiled a list of read alikes for shortlist for readers to enjoy! Not enough time to read? Don’t forget the audiobook editions!

2017 shortlist read alikes
2016 shortlist read alikes
2015 shortlist read alikes
2014 shortlist read alikes

Shortlist read alikes are selected by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Notable Books Council, which is comprised of expert readers’ advisors and librarians that work closely with adult readers.

Discussion Guides

2017 Winner Discussion Guides:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

2016 Winner Discussion Guides:
The Sympathizerby Viet Thanh Nguyen
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
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 by Sally Mann

2015 Winner Discussion Guides:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

2014 Winner Discussion Guides: 
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The American Library Association offers resources on how to form a book group, how to structure a meeting, how to select books and how to facilitate a meaningful literary discussion. For more information visit http://libguides.ala.org/bookdiscussiongroups.

Promotional tools from previous years

Resource Guide: Making the most of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in your library, bookstore, and reading group.

Andrew Carnegie Medals, author videos: Watch finalists and winners comment on their shortlist nominations, speak on the importance of libraries, and extol the power of librarians.

  • Junot Díaz, author of This Is How You Lose Her and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2013 finalist
  • Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2013 finalist
  • Anne Enright, author of The Forgotten Waltz and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 winner
  • Russell Banks, author of Lost Memory of Skin and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 finalist
  • Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 finalist
  • James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 2012 finalist