Join thousands as ALA, ALSC and YALSA unveil the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media Awards, a national announcement of the top books and media for children and young adults, at 7:45 a.m. PST on Jan. 10. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will bring together librarians, publishers, authors and guests to the San Diego Convention Center from January 7 - 11, 2011.
The 2011 announcements will consist of 19 awards, including the Coretta Scott King Book Awards; John Newbery Medal; Michael L. Printz Award; Schneider Family Book Award; and the Randolph Caldecott Medal.
The number of available connections for the webcast is limited, and the broadcast is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online visitors can view the live webcast the morning of the announcements by visiting http://alawebcast.unikron.com.
Live results also will be available via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ALAyma (hashtag #alayma). Members also can view live updates via the ALA Youth Media Awards press kit, RSS feed or ALA Youth Media Awards Facebook page.
The press release announcing all ALA Youth Media Award recipients will be posted in the Youth Media Awards Press Kit at http://www.ala.org/yma prior to 10 a.m. PST.
Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for children and young adults.