Awards (Books & Media)

Pat Scales’ compendium of essays, articles, and interviews from the pages of Book Links

CHICAGO — A past-president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and longtime spokesperson for First Amendment issues as they relate to children and young adults, for several decades Pat R. Scales has been a tireless champion for children’s reading in all its richness and diversity.

2018 Nonfiction Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2017. YALSA will name the 2018 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb.

Follow 2018 ALA Youth Media Award results live

(CHICAGO) Librarians and library staff are transforming lives by connecting youth with materials that educate, inspire and foster lifelong learning.

The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. MT, Feb. 12, 20l8, from Denver, Colorado.   Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and the live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2018 .   

2018 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2018 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

YALSA will name the 2018 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Feb. 12 in Denver during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

Oboler Award Deadline Extended

The Deadline for the Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award has been extended until December 15, 2017. Works that have been published in 2016-2017 are eligible to be nominated.

ALA unveils shortlist for 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 11, 2018.

Nominees sought for 2018 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Award for Lifetime Achievement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Author/Illustrator Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named for award-winning children’s author Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), recipient of the 1983, 1986 and 1996 Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1974 National Book Award and the 1975 John Newbery Medal. In 1994, she was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Author Award for the body of her work and was named a fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1995.

Longlist for 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO – Forty-six books, 25 fiction, 21 nonfiction, have been selected for the longlist for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from longlist titles and announced on October 25, 2017.

ALCTS 2018 Publication Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System chosen as site for 2018 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the Western Washington University and Whatcom County Library System to serve as the host site for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye. The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.