RUSA invites Midwinter attendees to celebrate winners of year’s best in adult reading and reference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/27/2016


Leighann Wood

Sr. Program Officer

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

Leighann Wood


CHICAGO--On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm EST, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best of lists in adult reading and reference. The free event, sponsored by NoveList, is open to all ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees and will take place in Rooms B302-B305, Georgia World Congress Center.

For the second year in a row, the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced and as always, RUSA will unveil the Notable Books ListReading List, and Listen List selections, the Sophie Brody Medal, the Dartmouth Medal and much more! Selections are made by library professionals who work closely with adult readers and offer an excellent guide to quality reading and library collection enhancement. Readers are sure to leave with their To-Be-Read lists full!

For those who cannot attend, information about this year’s winners will be posted on RUSA Update and tweeted via @ala_rusa during and immediately after the event using the hashtag #alabma. The ALA Midwinter Meeting now offers all ALA book and media award announcements in the same 24 hours, with the Youth Media Awards (YMAs) following on Monday morning.

The literary winners announced at this event will shape the author panel for RUSA’s Literary Tastes author panel at ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. More information about the award winners and the Literary Tastes event will be available on RUSA Update following ALA’s Midwinter Meeting.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at