Midwinter Meeting

Readers’ advisory experts announce 2017 Notable Books List: Year’s best in literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adults

ATLANTA—The Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2017 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty-six titles written for adult readers and published in the U.S. including literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced today at the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Book and Media Awards ceremony during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

The 2017 selections are:

Fiction

Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference awarded to “Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World”

ATLANTA-- The winner of the 2017 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 the American Library Association (ALA), is the “Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World” published by Bloomsbury Academic and edited by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. The winner was announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards ceremony on Sunday at ALA's Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Reference experts announce annual Outstanding Reference Sources list for adults

ATLANTA - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2016 have been named to the 2017 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The list was announced today at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Google experts to introduce new coding curriculum CS First in hands-on session at 2017 Midwinter Meeting

WASHINGTON — Google education experts will provide a hands-on coding session to introduce Google’s recently released coding curriculum, CS First, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta.

Matthew Quick among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Matthew Quick (“The Silver Linings Playbook”) will join Lisa Wingate, Mary Kay Andrews, Pam Jenoff, Kathy Hepinstall and Emily Fridlund at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Jan. 23 at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” named recipient of Zora Neale Hurston Award

ATLANTA--Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and author of Born a Crime, was named the 2017 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (

ALA honors OverDrive as a lead Library Champion at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The American Library Association will honor OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, for its ongoing financial support of the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign.

OverDrive will be recognized as a lead Library Champion as the association honors its Library Champions at the association’s Midwinter Meeting.

ALA to host Town Hall: Library Advocacy and Core Values in Uncertain Times

CHICAGO – Library professionals from across America and the world will gather in Atlanta, Georgia for discussions on the future of library service, technology trends, advocacy, information policy, professional and leadership development, intellectual freedom and diversity, equity and inclusion. These discussions are part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, held from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Joint Council of Librarians of Color hosts events to support 2018 conference

CHICAGO — The Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC Inc.), a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the American Library Association (ALA) ethnic affiliates, is pleased to announce two exciting events during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Peachtree Trolley Tour

ODLOS Town Hall at Midwinter to explore identity and healing in challenging times

CHICAGO — Numerous shootings, sexual assaults, attacks in the legislation against the rights of GLBT communities and an election that continues to challenge our identity as a country have defined these difficult times.

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