Appendix: Sample Media Advisory

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2012

Contact: Macey Morales


ALA to unveil the next classics in children’s and young adult literature

(CHICAGO) The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Seattle at 8 a.m. PT on Jan.28, 2013, when the American Library Association (ALA) announces winners of such esteemed literary prizes as the Newbery and Caldecott Medals. The announcements are part of the ALA Youth Media Awards taking place during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 25 – 29.

Who: The American Library Association (ALA), Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

What: The ALA Youth Media Award announcements will consist of 19 awards, including the 75th announcement of the Caldecott Medal, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Printz award. The ALA Youth Media Awards honor children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children’s audio and video materials. Selected titles rarely go out of print and stay on library shelves for decades to come.

When: Jan. 28, 2013, 8 a.m. PT

Where: Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6B, 800 Convention Place, Seattle


Known worldwide for the high quality they represent, the awards are selected under a cloak of secrecy by national judging committees composed of librarians and other children’s literature experts. Title selections serve as a guide for parents, educators, librarians and those interested in providing children and teens with the very best reading and viewing materials.

To follow award announcements live please log on to the ALA Youth Media Awards facebook page at, or via twitter hashtag #ALAyma.

For more information regarding the ALA Youth Media Awards please visit .