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Jan 10: “The Freak Observer” wins 2011 William C. Morris Award

SAN DIEGO – “The Freak Observer” written by Blythe Woolston and published by Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, has been named the 2011 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by...

Jan 10: YALSA announces 2011 Alex Awards

SAN DIEGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2011 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, were announced today at...

Jan 10: 2011 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

SAN DIEGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during...

Jan 10: 2011 Batchelder Award honors Delacorte Press for “A Time of Miracles”

SAN DIEGO- Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., is the winner of the 2011 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “A Time of Miracles.” The Mildred L. Batchelder Award honors an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most...

Jan 10: Peter Sís to deliver 2012 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

SAN DIEGO– Peter Sís will deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

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Jan 10: Rita Williams-Garcia, Bryan Collier win 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

SAN DIEGO – Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “One Crazy Summer,”and Bryan Collier, illustrator of “Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” are the winners of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young...

Jan 10: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2011 Carnegie Medal for “The Curious Garden”

SAN DIEGO – Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods, producers of “The Curious Garden,” are the 2011 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of...

Jan 10: Sir Terry Pratchett wins 2011 Edwards Award

SAN DIEGO - Sir Terry Pratchett is the recipient of the 2011 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today at...

Jan 10: Eric Velasquez, Pam Muñoz Ryan win Pura Belpré Awards

SAN DIEGO – Eric Velasquez, illustrator of “Grandma’s Gift,” and Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of “The Dreamer” are the 2011 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural...

Jan 10: American Library Association announces youth media award winners

SAN DIEGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

A list of all the 2011 award...
Jan 10: Clare Vanderpool, Erin E. Stead win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

SAN DIEGO - Clare Vanderpool, author of “Moon Over Manifest”and Erin E. Stead, illustrator of“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,”are the 2011 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Clare Vanderpooland Erin E. Stead...
Jan 10: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee and Tony Fucile win Geisel Award for “Bink and Gollie”

SAN DIEGO– Authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrator Tony Fucile are the 2011 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Bink and Gollie,” published by Candlewick Press. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a...

Jan 10: ALA Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee releases 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults

SAN DIEGO- The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Its...

Jan 10: Top genre fiction titles named to 2011 RUSA Reading List
SAN DIEGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Reading List.
 
The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres:...
Jan 10: ALA commends Sen. Reed for efforts to ensure FEMA provision includes libraries as temporary relocation facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) says efforts by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) have resulted in a change to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy that will designate libraries as temporary relocation facilities during major disasters and emergencies under the FEMA...

Jan 09: 2011 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature names winner, honor title

SAN DIEGO – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA....

Jan 09: RUSA’s 2011 Outstanding Reference Sources list

SAN DIEGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Outstanding Reference Sources. 

The Outstanding Reference Sources list of titles identifies the most important reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic...

Jan 09: Winners of the 2011 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards

SAN DIEGO - Five libraries are winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations.

The John Cotton Dana (JCD) honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Co...

Jan 09: Bill Ott named 2011 Louis Shores Award recipient for book reviewing
SAN DIEGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Louis Shores Award.
 
Bill Ott, editor and publisher of Booklist magazine, was selected for his outstanding contributions to the field of reviewing. At ...
Jan 09: Best fiction, non-fiction and poetry for adults named to 2011 Notable Books List
SAN DIEGO — The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced its selections for the 2011 Notable Books List.
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Jan 09: 2011 Dartmouth Medal winner, honor title selection

SAN DIEGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference.

The Oxford University Press “Encyclopedia of World Dress and...
Jan 08: Association of Jewish Libraries announces 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

LOS ANGELES - Howard Schwartz and Kristina Swarner, author and illustrator of "Gathering Sparks," Barry Deutsch, author and illustrator of "Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword" and Dana Reinhardt, author of "The Things a Brother...

Jan 08: ALA JobLIST launches free e-newsletter to help job seekers and employers

CHICAGO – ALA JobLIST launched its free bi-weekly e-newsletter ALA JobLIST Direct at the American Library Association (ALA)...

Jan 07: Rev up summer reading with 20 grants from YALSA and Dollar General

CHICAGO — Librarians seeking funding for summer reading programs aimed at teens can apply for one of 20 summer reading grants, each worth $1,000, distributed by YALSA and funded by Dollar General. YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are inclusive of underserved teen populations, including...

Jan 07: ALA awards 150 Great Stories CLUB grants
Reading and discussion program targets troubled teens
 
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)...
Jan 06: Potential of e-readers as literacy tools to be explored at Midwinter
CHICAGO - From 10:30 a.m. to noon PST on Sunday, Jan. 9, the ALA Committee on Literacy's Research-to-Practice Discussion Group will examine e-readers as literacy learning tools, during "E-readers and Literacy for All: A Vision for the Future," at ALA's 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The...
Jan 05: Georgia Library Association supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Georgia Library Association (GLA) has announced its support of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  GLA has made a $600 contribution to the Initiative.

Additionally GLA collected...

Jan 05: ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in second annual contest


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has selected programs at Creekview High School in Canton, Ga.; Orange County Library System in Orlando, Fla.; North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, N.C.; and...

Jan 04: Financial planning @ your library

CHICAGO –According to a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, saving money was the third most popular New Year’s resolution. Libraries are trying to make this goal easier to reach.

With the assistance of grants, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across...

Jan 04: New from ACRL: Collection Development in a Changing Environment

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries” (CLIPNote #42),...

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