Awards (Books & Media)

RUSA’s 2013 Listen List highlights audiobooks that provide extraordinary listening experiences

SEATTLE —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA serving expert readers advisory and collection development librarians, has announced its selections for the 2013 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

'The Aleppo Codex' wins RUSA’s Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; 3 honor books also selected

SEATTLE — The 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature--an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by the Brodart Foundation, has been awarded to “The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible” by Matti Friedman.

NoveList’s NextReads recognized with RUSA’s Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing

SEATTLE—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the team behind NextReads, an e-newsletter tool for libraries from EBSCO’s NoveList, as the recipients of the 2013 Louis Shores Award for book reviewing.

'Dictionary of American Regional English' wins RUSA’s Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications

SEATTLE — The winner of the 2013 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the “Dictionary of American Regional English” published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Lavonda Kay Broadnax wins RUSA’s Zora Neale Hurston Award for leadership in promoting African-American literature

SEATTLE — Lavonda Kay Broadnax, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress, is the 2013 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by Harper Perennial.

2013 Notable Books, Reading List, Outstanding Reference Sources and other adult book awards will be unveiled at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will unveil the winners of its annual adult reading and reference awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, including the Notable Books List for fiction, nonfiction and poetry, the Reading List for top genre fiction, the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration, the Outstanding Reference Sources List and several other prestigious literary awards.

John Rocco to participate in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that John Rocco will participate in a Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forum at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Rocco won a Caldecott Honor in 2012 for his picture book "Blackout" (Disney-Hyperion).

ALA to announce the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups are waiting in anticipation for the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements.   The ALA will announce 19 awards at 8 a.m. PT on Jan. 28 from the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.  The awards include the esteemed John Newbery Medal, Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Michael L. Printz Award.

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.

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