Awards (Books & Media)

RUSA’s 2012 Reading List highlights must-read titles in women’s fiction, mystery and other genres

DALLAS — The expert readers’ advisory librarians on the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Reading List Council have selected their top picks for 2012 in eight popular genres: adrenaline titles (including suspense, thrillers and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction.

RUSA's inaugural Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration revealed

DALLAS — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2012 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

Top reference titles named to RUSA’s 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list

DALLAS — The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2011 have been named to the 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list, an annual award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources award, established in 1958, recommends and celebrates the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries.

'Sacred Trash' wins Sophie Brody Medal; three honor titles also named

DALLAS — Sacred Trash: the Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza” by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole (Schocken Books) is the 2012 recipient of the he Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Sophie Brody Medal Award for outstanding Jewish literature.

Morris, author of 'Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature,' wins RUSA’s 2012 Zora Neale Hurston Award

DALLAS — Vanessa Irvin Morris, assistant teaching professor at Drexel University, is the 2012 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s Zora Neale Hurston Award.

Scholarly collection of slang honored with 2012 Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference work of the year

DALLAS - The 2012 Dartmouth Medal - an annual award from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) recognizing the most outstanding reference work of the year - has been awarded to “Green’s Dictionary of Slang,” published by Chambers.

ALA to unveil the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups will wait in anticipation as the American Library Association (ALA) announces the top awards in children’s and young adult literature and media.  The ALA Youth Media Awards, 7:45 a.m. CT, Jan. 23, Dallas Convention Center Theatre, are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting which brings together nearly 10,000 library workers, authors and publishers.   

GLBTRT launches Stonewall Book Awards fundraising campaign

CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association has announced a new fundraising campaign to support the Stonewall Book Awards program, the first and most enduring award for GLBT books.    

ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 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 list follows:

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ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children’s Videos

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Videos.  The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

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