Awards (Books & Media)

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. 

RUSA presents lifetime achievement award to Statistical Abstract of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the Census Bureau for the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” to acknowledge the abstract’s role as one of the premier reference sources for the past 133 years.

Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2013 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two publication awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.  

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.


Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association chosen as site for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has chosen Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association in Rochester, N.Y. as the site of the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Michael Morpurgo.

AASL to announce 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will announce the recipients of the 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning during the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The announcement will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, in room 213D of the Anaheim Convention Center.  For more information on this and other AASL events at ALA Annual Conference, visit