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Jan 28: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Bryan Collier win 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

SEATTLE — Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of “Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America,” and Bryan Collier, illustrator of “I, Too, Am America,” are the winners of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and...

Jan 28: Brilliance Audio wins 2013 Odyssey Award for The Fault in Our Stars

SEATTLE — Brilliance Audio, producer of the audiobook, “The Fault in Our Stars” won the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25 – 29 in Seattle.

The...

Jan 28: 'Seraphina' wins 2013 William C. Morris Award

SEATTLE —“Seraphina” written by Rachel Hartman, has been named the 2013 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library...

Jan 28: Andrea Davis Pinkney to deliver 2014 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

SEATTLE – Author Andrea Davis Pinkney, vice president and editor at large of Scholastic’s Trade Books, will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American...

Jan 28: 'Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon' wins 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

SEATTLE —“Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,”written by Steve Sheinkin, has been named the 2013 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was...

Jan 28: Katherine Paterson Wins 2013 Wilder Award

SEATTLE — Katherine Paterson is the winner of the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Bridge to Terabithia...

Jan 28: Tamora Pierce wins 2013 Edwards Award for Song of the Lioness series and The Protector of the Small quartet

SEATTLE — Tamora Pierce is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for Song of the Lioness quartet and The Protector of the Small...

Jan 28: Katja Torneman wins 2013 Carnegie Medal for 'Anna, Emma and the Condors'

SEATTLE — Katja Torneman, producer of “Anna, Emma and the Condor,” is the 2013 recipient 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 the...

Jan 28: David Diaz, Benjamin Alire Sáenz win Pura Belpré Awards

SEATTLE — David Diaz, illustrator of “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert,” and Benjamin Alire Sáenz, author of “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,”are the 2013 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators...

Jan 28: Ethan Long wins Geisel Award for 'Up, Tall and High!'

SEATTLE — Author and illustrator Ethan Long is the 2013 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Up, Tall and High!” published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a...

Jan 28: 2013 Batchelder Award honors Dial Books for 'My Family for the War'

SEATTLE — Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc is the winner of the 2013 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “My Family for the War.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the...

Jan 28: Newbery – Katherine Applegate, Jon Klassen win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

SEATTLE— Katherine Applegate, author of “The One and Only Ivan,”and Jon Klassen, illustrator of This Is Not My Hat” are the 2013 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Katherine Applegateand Jon...

Jan 28: YALSA announces 2013 Alex Awards

SEATTLE — 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 2013 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were...

Jan 27: RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012 have been named to the 2013 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation...

Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Notable Books List announced; outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers

SEATTLE —The expert readers advisory and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, have selected the winning titles for the 2013 Notable Books List — an annual literary award that identifies...

Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Reading List announced: Librarian’s top picks in adrenaline, mystery, romance, sci-fi, women’s fiction and other genres

SEATTLE — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has unveiled its top picks, short lists and read-alikes for the 2013 Reading List, which include titles such as “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Bring up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel, “Firelight by Kristin Callihan and “Caliban’s War” by...

Jan 27: RUSA’s 2013 Listen List highlights audiobooks that provide extraordinary listening experiences

SEATTLE —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA serving expert readers advisory and collection development librarians, has announced its selections for the 2013 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

The Listen List highlights...

Jan 27: 'The Aleppo Codex' wins RUSA’s Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; 3 honor books also selected

SEATTLE — The 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature--an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by the Brodart Foundation, has been awarded to “The Aleppo Codex:...

Jan 27: NoveList’s NextReads recognized with RUSA’s Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing

SEATTLE—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the team behind NextReads, an e-newsletter tool for libraries from EBSCO’s NoveList, as the recipients of the 2013 Louis Shores Award for book reviewing.

For the past seven years, the NextReads team has produced over...

Jan 27: 'Dictionary of American Regional English' wins RUSA’s Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications

SEATTLE — The winner of the 2013 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the “Dictionary of American Regional English...

Jan 27: Lavonda Kay Broadnax wins RUSA’s Zora Neale Hurston Award for leadership in promoting African-American literature

SEATTLE — Lavonda Kay Broadnax, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress, is the 2013 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by Harper Perennial.

The Zora Neale...

Jan 25: ALA releases e-book license scorecard

Washington, DC – As the e-book environment continues to evolve and libraries are presented with a wide range of licensing conditions by publishers and vendors, it can be challenging for libraries to determine which ebook business models offer the best terms.

To help libraries...

Jan 24: ALA applauds Macmillan Publishers’ entry into library market

SEATTLE – On the eve of its national Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association (ALA) welcomed the announcement from Macmillan Publishers that it will enter the library e...

Jan 22: AASL preconferences empower school librarians as education leaders

CHICAGO – Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference are designed to empower school librarians as education leaders in their schools. These half-day  workshops will be offered Friday, June 28...

Jan 22: AASL recordings explore transliteracy in the school library program

CHICAGO – During Transliteracy in the School Library Program, the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum, school librarians from all over the country met to discuss...

Jan 22: ALSC seeks member content editor for new advocacy website, newsletter

 

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member content editor for its upcoming Advocacy website and accompanying newsletter. The mission of the new site is to educate youth services librarians on...

Jan 22: Healthy living @ your library

 

CHICAGO - With New Year’s resolutions kicking into effect, it is no surprise that this week marks Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 20-26). Healthy Weight Week is a celebration of healthy diet-free living habits focused on the prevention of eating and weight problems. Once learned, these...
Jan 22: Patricia Iannuzzi named 2013 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO —  Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of university libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of...

Jan 22: Choice Reviews Online - CRO3 launches

Middletown, Conn.For almost 50 years, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries has been the premier source of academic book reviews in higher education. A publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library...

Jan 22: Five local libraries honored for offering cutting-edge services

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y....

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