Press Releases

Jan 27: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2014 Carnegie Medal for 'Bink&Gollie: Two for One'

PHILADELPHIA — Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of “Bink&Gollie: Two for One” are the 2014 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for...

Jan 27: Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore win 2014 Sibert Medal

PHILADELPHIA — Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore and illustrator Susan L. Roth of “Parrots over Puerto Rico,” were named the winners of the 2014 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2013. The award was announced today by...

Jan 27: 2014 Batchelder Award honors Enchanted Lion Books For 'Mister Orange'

PHILADELPHIA — Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Mister Orange.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter...

Jan 27: Brian Selznick to deliver 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

 PHILADELPHIA — Brian Selznick, author and illustrator, will deliver the 2015 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...

Jan 27: Listening Library wins 2014 Odyssey Award for 'Scowler'

PHILADELPHIA — Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group, producer of the audiobook, “Scowler”  has won the 2014 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library...

Jan 27: Yuyi Morales, Meg Medina win Pura Belpré Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Yuyi Morales, illustrator of  “Niño Wrestles the World,” and Meg Medina, author of “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass,” are the 2014 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and...

Jan 27: 'Midwinterblood' wins 2014 Printz Award

PHILADELPHIA — “Midwinterblood,” written by Marcus Sedgwick and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services...

Jan 27: 'Charm & Strange' wins 2014 William C. Morris Award

PHILADELPHIA — “Charm & Strange” written by Stephanie Kuehn, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, a division of Macmillan, has been named the 2014 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults...

Jan 27: Markus Zusak wins 2014 Edwards Award for 'The Book Thief,' 'Fighting Ruben Wolfe,' 'Getting the Girl' and 'I Am the Messenger'

PHILADELPHIA — Markus Zusak is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “The Book Thief,” “Fighting Ruben Wolfe,” “Getting the Girl,” and “I Am the Messenger....

Jan 27: Rita Williams-Garcia, Bryan Collier win 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “P.S. Be Eleven” and Bryan Collier, illustrator of “Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me” are the winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding...

Jan 27: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack are the 2014 recipients of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

PHILADELPHIA — Authors Patricia and Researcher Fredrick McKissack are the recipients of the 2014 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan.24...

Jan 27: 'Beautiful Music for Ugly Children' and 'Fat Angie' win 2014 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

PHILADELPHIA — “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd. and “Fat Angie” by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and published by Candlewick Press are the 2014...

Jan 27: 2014 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

PHILADELPHIA — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 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...

Jan 27: YALSA announces 2014 Alex Awards

PHILADELPHIA — 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 2014 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and ...

Jan 26: RUSA announces 2014 Outstanding Reference Sources List

PHILADELPHIA — The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2013 have been named to the 2014 Outstanding References Sources list. Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources Committee was established in 1958 to...

Jan 26: RUSA's 2014 Reading List winners revealed: Librarians' top picks in genre fiction

PHILADELPHIA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selections for the 2014 Reading List as well as the short lists and read-alikes.

Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that...

Jan 26: RUSA's 2014 Listen List announces outstanding audiobook narration award winners

PHILADELPHIA — 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 2014 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration...

Jan 26: Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown wins RUSA's Zora Neale Hurston Award for leadership in promoting African-American literature

PHILADELPHIA — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown as its selection for the 2014 Zora Neale Hurston Award.

The Zora Neale Hurston Award is an achievement award given by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of...

Jan 26: Francine Graf selected as RUSA's Louis Shores Award winner for excellence in book reviewing

PHILADELPHIA — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected Francine Graf, managing editor of Choice magazine, as the 2014 winner of the Louis Shores Award.

The Louis Shores Award recognizes an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium or...

Jan 26: 'Like Dreamers' wins RUSA's Sophie Brody Medal winner for achievement in Jewish literature along with two honorable mentions

PHILADELPHIA — The winner of the 2014 Sophie Brody Medal is "Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation" by Yossi Klein Halevi, published by HarperCollins.

The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of...

Jan 26: 'Mammals of Africa' named RUSA's Dartmouth Medal winner for distinguished reference publication; also named two honorable mentions

PHILADELPHIA – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced "Mammals of Africa" as the 2014 Dartmouth Medal award winner. The Dartmouth Medal, established in 1974, honors the creation of a reference source of outstanding quality and significance. The award is...

Jan 25: Susan Roman receives 2014 ALSC Distinguished Service Award

PHILADELPHIA – Susan Roman is the 2014 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.

Roman...

Jan 25: Holley wins YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)  awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Pam Spencer Holley. The $2,000 award, given every other year, recognizes a YALSA...

Jan 25: Conversation Starters and Ignite Session proposals accepted through Feb. 18 for ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — 2014 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in one-hour "Conversation Starters" and five-minute "Ignite" sessions. Session proposals are accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014....

Jan 25: 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Illinois Central College Library, East Peoria, Ill.; ...

Jan 25: Tim Bucknall named 2014 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Tim Bucknall, assistant dean of libraries and head of electronic resources and information technologies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), is the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL)...

Jan 22: Try out Google Glass at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA—Come learn about Google Glass, a new device from Google that's worn like a pair of glasses, made of a lightweight frame and tiny display that rests just above your eyes. The American Library Association (ALA) will host...

Jan 22: ALA announces Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovator Cohort grant opportunity

Public libraries invited to apply by March 6 to receive $8,000 grant and 18 months of professional development in community engagement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for the Libraries...

Jan 22: 2014 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing now open

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) promises the same outstanding content, professional development and networking opportunities as always at the 2014 Annual Conference, June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. Early Bird registration and housing are open as of 9:a.m. (CT), Monday, Jan.13...

Jan 21: Promoting African American History Month: Lifetime Network and ALA

CHICAGO — The Lifetime Network and the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries are working together to promote African American History Month by encouraging television viewers to experience the inspirational story of Gabby Douglas.

Lifetime’...