Visibility @ your library highlights Youth Media Awards press coverage

Contact: Mark Gould


ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-5042


For Immediate Release

Jan. 20, 2010

CHICAGO – Monday’s Youth Media Awards, held at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston, generated extensive media coverage. More details can be found at PIO’s blog, Visibility @ your library:

One of the highlights was ALA President Camila Alire’s appearance on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show” on Tuesday morning with Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead and Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney.

Media outlets all over the country carried the names of YMA award winners . In addition, more than 6500 people logged on to view the YMA webcast. Also, 1900 people logged on to learn the ALA YMA results via twitter and nearly 1000 Facebook fans followed the results.

Here is the list of all YMA award winners:…

For a quick look behind the scenes at the Youth Media Awards, here is a YouTube video from the American Library Association:

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