Awards (Books & Media)

Be part of book award history at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The announcement and presentation of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will take place at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Attendees at the event will be the first to hear which two authors win the medals for best fiction and nonfiction book for adult readers.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2012 award winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. 

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is proud to announce the 2012 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Wendi Bost: Celebrate Florida! 500 Years of Hispanic Heritage

ALA Youth Media Awards winners post reaction videos to award’s YouTube channel

CHICAGO – On Jan. 23 the ALA announced winners of 18 awards that represent the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media. Several of this year’s winners and honorees have expressed their appreciation by posting videos to the ALA Youth Media awards YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ALAYouthMediaAwards.

YALSA names 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

DALLAS —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA). The list, drawn from 219 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

YALSA names 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers booklist. The list is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

YALSA names 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 112 books was drawn from 211 official nominations.

YALSA names 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults ages 12-18 and is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

2012 Rainbow Books list highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

DALLAS – The 2012 Rainbow Books list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20-23 in Dallas.

Support for school libraries, Youth Media Awards, growth of technology in libraries hot topics at Midwinter Meeting

DALLAS—The challenges to school libraries and all library budgets were popular topics at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.  Attendees were encouraged to support the efforts of Carl Harvey, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), who has launched a petition to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program by providing dedicated funding as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The petition, located at

YALSA names 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 56 titles, drawn from 78 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.

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