ALA spreads the word about Youth Media Awards

Contact: Steve Zalusky


Manager of Communications,


ALA Public Information Office


(312) 280-1546

szalusky@ala.org

NEWS


For Immediate Release,


January 20, 2009

CHICAGO - One of the highlights of the American Library Association's (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is the annual Youth Media Awards presentation. Key to the presentation is the media outreach effort conducted in advance of the ceremony.

In an interview with Visibility @ your library, ALA Public Information Office (PIO) Media Relations Manager Macey Morales discusses that effort, a collaboration between PIO and ALA units. Her interview can be found by visiting
http://www.pio.ala.org/visibility. It is the first in a series of interviews focusing on the awards presentation.

Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

Visibility @ your library provides librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues from ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.