Baker & Taylor to sponsor 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast   

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/13/2018


Macey Morales

Deputy Director

Communications and Marketing Office

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards announcements at 8 a.m. PT, on Jan. 28, 20l9, from Seattle, Washington. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and the live webcast at .

The YMA webcast is made possible by the generous support from Baker & Taylor, a Follett Company. For more than 180 years, Baker & Taylor has served as a leading distributor of books, video and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers.

“Thank you to Baker & Taylor for assisting with ALA’s efforts to share YMA selections with mass audiences,” said ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo. “The YMA webcast continues to grow in popularity as more educators use the broadcast as a tool to support mock elections and the backdrop for class celebrations across the globe. Last year alone more than 25,000 viewers joined us live as we announced the best of the best in literature for youth. We are grateful for Baker & Taylor’s support as we continue to work to foster a love for reading and a nation of avid readers.”

Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery and Printz Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Award winners rarely go out of print and stay on library shelves for decades to come.

“As the main supplier focusing on youth services, Baker & Taylor’s Children’s and Teen Services knows first-hand the invaluable role of high quality, groundbreaking literature for children and young adults,” said Jill Faherty, Vice President of Library Programs, Baker & Taylor. “The ALA Youth Media Awards celebrates the best of the best and we are honored to sponsor these awards.”

Fans can view ALA Youth Media Award results in real-time by following the hashtag #alayma, or the Facebook live stream @AmericanLibraryAssociation.

A complete list of award winners will post to the ALA Youth Media Awards webcast page immediately following the live broadcast. An encore presentation of the 2019 announcements will be available at the same location later in the day.

For more information regarding the 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit

The ALA Youth Media Awards are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits taking place from Jan. 25 – 29, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Additional information on the ALA Midwinter Meeting is available at

About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. For more information about Baker & Taylor visit Baker & Taylor is part of Follett

About the ALA
American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit To contribute to support ALA’s work, visit