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Feb 02: Anna Kang, Christopher Weyant win Geisel Award for 'You Are (Not) Small'

CHICAGO – Author Anna Kang and illustrator Christopher Weyant are the 2015 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “You Are (Not) Small,” published by Two Lions, New York. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American...

Feb 02: Donald Crews wins 2015 Wilder Award

CHICAGO Donald Crews is the winner of the 2015 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. His numerous works include “Ten Black Dots,”...

Feb 02: Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet win 2015 Sibert Medal

CHICAGO – Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” were named the winners of the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2014. The award was announced today by...

Feb 02: Pat Mora to deliver 2016 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

CHICAGO – Pat Mora, author and literacy advocate, will deliver the 2016 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. 30...

Feb 02: Yuyi Morales y Marjorie Agosín ganan premios Pura Belpré

CHICAGO – Yuyi Morales, ilustradora de Viva Frida, y Marjorie Agosín, autora de I Lived on Butterfly Hill, fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio de Ilustración Pura Belpré 2015, y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2015 respectivamente. Las distinciones rinden...

Feb 02: Yuyi Morales, Marjorie Agosín win Pura Belpré Awards

CHICAGO – Yuyi Morales, illustrator of “Viva Frida,” and Marjorie Agosín, author of “I Lived on Butterfly Hill,” are the 2015 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino...

Feb 02: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek wins 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

CHICAGO – Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek written by Maya Van Wagenen, has been named the 2015 winner of the Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award,  the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was...

Feb 02: Deborah D. Taylor 2015 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO – Deborah D. Taylor, coordinator of School and Student Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, is the recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA)...

Feb 02: Woodson, Myers win 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

CHICAGO – Jacqueline Woodson, author of “brown girl dreaming” and Christopher Myers, illustrator of “Firebird” are the winners of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Jason...

Feb 02: YALSA announces 2015 Alex Awards

CHICAGO – 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 2015 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were...

Feb 01: Annual list of Best Historical Materials selected by RUSA’s History Section

CHICAGO —The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The list, in its 11th year, recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness in...

Feb 01: 2015 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature names winner, honorable mentions

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2015 Sophie Brody Medal, an honor bestowed by the Collection...

Feb 01: The 'Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism' wins Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference sources

CHICAGO  The winner of the 2015 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development...

Feb 01: 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries

CHICAGO  The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2014 have been named to the 2015 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of...

Feb 01: Winner of 2015 Zora Neale Hurston Award for promoting African-American Literature announced

CHICAGO — Carolyn Garnes, founder and CEO of Aunt Lil’s Reading Room, is the 2015 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association and sponsored by...

Feb 01: 2015 Reading List announced: Year’s best in genre fiction for adult readers

CHICAGO — The Reading List Council has announced the 2015 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list composed of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.  The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 selections are...

Feb 01: Annual list of Best Free Reference Websites selected by RUSA’s Emerging Technologies in Reference Section

CHICAGO — The 16th annual Best Free Reference Websites list was announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The list made its debut in the Fall 2014 issue of Reference and...

Feb 01: 2015 Listen List announced: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), serving expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians, has announced its selections for the 2015 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

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Feb 01: Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing names Brad Hooper of Booklist as winner

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, has selected Brad Hooper of Booklist as the recipient of the 2015 Louis Shores Award, which recognizes outstanding book and media reviewing for libraries.

The Louis...

Feb 01: BRASS Best of the Best Business Websites selected by business reference experts

CHICAGO —The 5th annual Best of the Best Business Websites list was announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.

The list made its debut in 2009 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting...

Feb 01: 2015 Notable Books announced: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry

CHICAGO — The Notable Books Council has announced the 2015 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 titles written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced today during the American Library...

Feb 01: Year’s most Outstanding Business Reference Sources announced by RUSA's business reference experts

CHICAGO — The annual list of the most Outstanding Business Reference Sources was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

Each year, the Business Reference Sources Committee of...

Feb 01: Kathleen T. Horning is 2015 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO – Kathleen T. Horning is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

Horning is the...

Jan 29: PLEASE NOTE NEW SPEAKER: Senator Richard Durbin to open Washington Update session at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting
CHICAGO—Assistant Senate Minority Leader Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) will open a discussion on the implications of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The...
Jan 28: AASL launches where learning never ends digital storytelling contest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites students to participate in a digital storytelling contest held as part of the 2015 celebration of School Library Month.  The contest asks students to reflect on the 2015 theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends...

Jan 28: Susan Verde, Amy Ignatow, Trevor Pryce and Lauren Myracle to judge AASL digital storytelling contest

CHICAGO – Celebrated authors Susan Verde, Amy Ignatow, Trevor Pryce and Lauren Myracle will serve as the guest judges in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) School Library Month digital storytelling contest. The authors will make the final determination of winners per grade...

Jan 28: PLEASE NOTE SPEAKER CHANGE: Politicos and professors to populate panel discussion of what new Congress means for libraries at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO—A panel of experts from the ranks of politics, government and academia will explore the implications of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

The...

Jan 28: Library leaders: E-rate opportunities take center stage

Today, at the start of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, the Association announced the launch of "Got E-rate?," a new initiative that encourages library leaders to apply for internet discounts as part of the...

Jan 27: Online entries now being accepted for the John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library public relations

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John...

Jan 27: Gear up for National Bookmobile Day @ your library

CHICAGO — Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve – from books, magazines and videos to job search assistance and much more. On April 15, join the nationwide celebrations as libraries across the country will celebrate the vital services bookmobiles provide on the...

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