ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/14/2014


Macey Morales

Manager Media Relations

Public Information Office (PIO)

American Library Association


CHICAGO — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Philadelphia at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Jan.27, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

The ALA will provide a free live webcast of the announcements, courtesy of 3M Cloud Library. Thousands of webcast viewers will logon to and join more than 1,200 onsite audience members for the announcement of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. The announcements are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting taking place from Jan. 24 – 28 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. A recording of the webcast will be available at 11 a.m. ET on the ALA Youth Media Awards YouTube Channel.

Those not able to join the webcast can follow real-time results via Twitter @alayma or with the #alayma hashtag, and the ALA Youth Media Awards Facebook page at

The ALA, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will announce winners of 18 awards, including the Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Michael L. Printz Award and John Newbery Medal.

Known worldwide for the high quality they represent, the awards are selected under a cloak of secrecy by national judging committees composed of librarians and other children’s literature experts.  Title selections serve as a guide for parents, educators, librarians and those interested in providing children and teens with the very best reading and viewing materials.

After the announcements videos from winning authors will be available on the ALA Youth Media Awards YouTube Channel, and a press release announcing 2014 selections will be available on the homepage at 10 a.m. ET.  

For more information regarding the ALA Youth Media Awards please visit .

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About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.