Awards (Books & Media)

Sweet, Vaccaro Seeger to take part in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is announcing two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In January, ALSC will host Melissa Sweet, and in February, Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be the guest.

Melissa Sweet will take part in the 75th Caldecott Facebook Forum at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Sweet won a Caldecott Honor in 2009 for her illustrations in the book "A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams," written by Jen Bryant.

Booklist announces influential 2012 Top of the List selections

CHICAGO —Booklist magazine, the ALA's review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence readers and book buyers in libraries, bookstores and beyond.

Follow ALA Youth Media Award results live

CHICAGO — Thousands of webcast viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members for the 2013 announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Jan. 28. The announcements are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25 – 29 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

YALSA names 2013 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Jan. 28, in Seattle during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2013 finalists are:

Choice releases 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles lists

Middletown, Conn. Celebrating the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year. The full Outstanding Academic Titles 2012 list will appear in the January 2013 issue of Choice, featuring 644 exceptional titles. 

Celebrate excellence in adult reading and reference at RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

CHICAGO — All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous adult reading and reference awards and build their 2013 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception.

Applications open for 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Author David Wiesner to take part in 75th Caldecott anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — In November, three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author David Wiesner will participate in a Facebook Forum hosted by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

As part of the Forum, ALSC will interview Wiesner about his Caldecott award-winning books and take questions from participants. This event is open to the public. The Facebook Forum will take place at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 on the ALSC Facebook page.

Submit nominations for Video Round Table (VRT) Notable Videos

CHICAGO — Have you recently seen a video that you want the world to know about? If you have, please take a moment and nominate it for Notable Video for Adults list! This list helps librarians serving adults identify and select the best offerings in the video marketplace. Librarians may nominate films by reading the criteria and filling out the form on our website.

ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal

CHICAGO — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a free mock elections archived webinar for anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download. 

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