Social media to highlight 2010 Youth Media Awards presentation

Contact: Jennifer Petersen

ALA Media Relations



For Immediate Release

January 5, 2010

CHICAGO – The results of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards, which present the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media, will be announced during the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. You can obtain those results in a number of ways besides attending the ceremony:

  • Webcast: A free live Webcast of the presentation will be hosted by streaming content provider Unikron. To view the live Webcast the morning of the announcement, visit: The number of available connections for the Webcast will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Webcast will also be archived on Google Video.
  • Twitter: Results will be available as they are announced during the ceremony via twitter at Users of Twitter can read and follow posts — referred to as 'tweets'—instantly, either through ALA's Twitter page, RSS or SMS Text Messaging (if enabled). There are currently more than 1,600 followers to the Youth Media Awards twitter page.
  • The ALA Island in Second Life will also broadcast an encore presentation of the Youth Media Awards Webcast. Visitors can take advantage of in-world viewing later in the day on the ALA Island at the Main Stage. The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29. In Second Life, teleport there directly:

A press release announcing the winners will also be posted to the ALA home page at, prior to 10:30 a.m. EST the day of the announcement.

For more information on the 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards and Midwinter Meeting, please visit