Awards (Books & Media)

ALSC announces inaugural Notable Children’s Digital Media list

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Notable Children's Digital Media committee, formerly the Great Websites committee, is excited to announce its inaugural list of great digital media for children.

Selection Committee appointed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals

CHICAGO — The 2019 selection committee is starting work on picking the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, now in their eighth year. The 2019 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers.

2018 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners for the 2018 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

ALSC names 2018 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The titles include:

Younger Readers

ALSC announces 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

The recordings selected are:

Sue Halpern slated as featured speaker at Andrew Carnegie Medals ceremony

CHICAGO—Sue Halpern, who has written about  butterflies and therapy dogs, as well as solitude and neuroscience, in both her warm and witty creative nonfiction and her incisive novels, is confirmed as the featured speaker for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception, which will take place on June 23, 2018, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Booklist and AASL announce winners of Schools in Need Giveaway

CHICAGO — Booklist and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announce the completion of their Schools in Need Giveaway. Due to an overwhelming interest, 520 schools have been awarded year-long subscriptions to Booklist and Book Links, with full access to Booklist Online.

Robert P. Doyle receives 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award for banned books resource guide

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) has awarded the 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. The 2018 award goes to Robert P. Doyle, for his work "Banned Books: Defending our Freedom to Read," published in 2017 by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association.  

LITA Announces Inaugural Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

The Library and Information Technology Association released its first Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Denver. The annotated Lists are designed to assist children, their parents, and librarians in selecting books that use (future) science and technology rather than fantasy or magic.

The selections focus on titles with the most interest and appeal to three age groups.

ALSC invites applications for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture with Dr. Debbie Reese

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2019 event featuring scholar, blogger, and advocate for indigenous peoples Debbie Reese.