Awards (Books & Media)

ALA Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee releases 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults

SAN DIEGO- The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video recordings.

Top genre fiction titles named to 2011 RUSA Reading List

SAN DIEGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Reading List.
 
The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans, as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction.

2011 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature names winner, honor title

SAN DIEGO – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA.

RUSA’s 2011 Outstanding Reference Sources list

SAN DIEGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Outstanding Reference Sources. 

The Outstanding Reference Sources list of titles identifies the most important reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries published in a given year. The publication of this list began in 1958 and now also includes outstanding electronic resources.

Best fiction, non-fiction and poetry for adults named to 2011 Notable Books List

SAN DIEGO — The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced its selections for the 2011 Notable Books List.
 

2011 Dartmouth Medal winner, honor title selection

SAN DIEGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference.

Association of Jewish Libraries announces 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

LOS ANGELES - Howard Schwartz and Kristina Swarner, author and illustrator of "Gathering Sparks," Barry Deutsch, author and illustrator of "Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword" and Dana Reinhardt, author of "The Things a Brother Knows," are the 2011 winners of the prestigious Sydney Taylor Book Award.

2010 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott award-winners

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2010 Edition.” Published in association with the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), this latest edition covers awards for the most distinguished American children’s literature and illustration.

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