Press Releases

Jan 22: Dave Eggers, Vashti Harrison win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

BALTIMORE — Dave Eggers, author of “The Eyes and the Impossible” and Vashti Harrison, illustrator of “Big,” are the 2024 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Eggers and Harrison were...

Jan 22: GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios win Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for ‘Work It Out Wombats!’

 BALTIMORE — Producer GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios are the 2024 recipient of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for “Work It Out Wombats!” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (...

Jan 22: 2024 Odyssey Awards for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children and Young Adults announced

BALTIMORE — “El Deafo,” has won the 2024 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. It was produced by Matie Argiropoulos, Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio. Winner of the Audiobook Production for Young Adults is “Promise Boys,” produced by...

Jan 22: Ibi Zoboi, Dare Coulter win 2024 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

BALTIMORE — Ibi Zoboi, author of “Nigeria Jones,” and Dare Coulter, illustrator of “An American Story,” are the winners of the 2024 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Jade Adia, author of “There...

Jan 22: Pedro Martín y Ari Tison ganan premios Pura Belpré

BALTIMORE — Pedro Martín, ilustrador y autor de “Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir,” y Ari Tison, autora de “Saints of the Household,” fueron seleccionados como los ganadores de la edición 2024 de los Premios Pura Belpré de Ilustración, al Autor de Libros Infantiles y al Autor de Libros para Jóvenes...

Jan 22: Kyle Lukoff to deliver 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture

BALTIMORE — Author Kyle Lukoff will deliver the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held Jan. 19-22...

Jan 22: ‘Cross My Heart and Never Lie’ and ‘Only This Beautiful Moment’ win 2024 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Awards

BALTIMORE — “Cross My Heart and Never Lie,” by Nora Dåsnes and published by Hippo Park, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, and “Only This Beautiful Moment,” by Abdi Nazemian and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, are the 2024...

Jan 22: Novelist Christopher Paul Curtis receives 2024 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

BALTIMORE — Christopher Paul Curtis received the 2024 Coretta Scott King (CSK) – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award was announced today during the Youth Media Awards at the American Library Association’s (ALA) LibLearnX: The Library Learning...

Jan 22: Nicholas Day, Brett Helquist win 2024 Sibert Medal

BALTIMORE — Nicholas Day and Brett Helquist, author and illustrator of “The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity,” were named the winners of the 2024 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children...

Jan 22: ‘The Collectors: Stories’ wins 2024 Printz Award

BALTIMORE — “The Collectors: Stories,” edited by A.S. King, written by the author and nine others and published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has won the 2024 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The award was announced...

Jan 22: Pedro Martín and Ari Tison win Pura Belpré Awards

BALTIMORE — Pedro Martín, illustrator and author of “Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir,” and Ari Tison, author of “Saints of the Household,” are the 2024 recipients of the Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award, Children’s Author Award and Young Adult Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators...

Jan 22: Neal Shusterman wins 2024 Edwards Award for 'The Arc of the Scythe: Scythe, Thunderhead and The Toll,' 'Bruiser,' 'Challenger Deep,' 'Everlost,' 'Full Tilt,' 'The Schwa Was Here' and 'Unwind'

BALTIMORE — Neal Shusterman is the recipient of the 2024 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “The Arc of the Scythe: Scythe, Thunderhead and The Toll,” “Bruiser,” “Challenger Deep,” “Everlost,” “Full Tilt...

Jan 22: 2024 American Indian Youth Literature Awards announced

BALTIMORE — The American Indian Youth Literature Award-winning titles were announced during the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, the premier announcement of the best in children’s and young adult literature. 

Awarded biennially, the award identifies and honors the best...

Jan 22: 2024 Batchelder Award honors ‘Houses with a Story: A Dragon’s Den, a Ghostly Mansion, a Library of Lost Books, and 30 More Amazing Places to Explore’

BALTIMORE — The 2024 Mildred L. Batchelder Award honored “Houses with a Story: A Dragon’s Den, a Ghostly Mansion, a Library of Lost Books, and 30 More Amazing Places to Explore,” published by Amulet, an imprint of Abrams. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to...

Jan 22: 2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award winners announced

BALTIMORE — The 2024 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, administered by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), were announced today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 19–...

Jan 22: 2024 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

BALTIMORE – “Henry, Like Always,” “The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn” and “Forever is Now” are the three winners of the 2024 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability...

Jan 22: ‘Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed’ wins 2024 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

BALTIMORE — “Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed,” written by Dashka Slater, has been named the 2024 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults...

Jan 22: Youth Media Awards highlight 2024 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth category winners

BALTIMORE — The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2024 winners of its Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth categories today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The...

Jan 22: Young Adult Library Services Association announces 2024 Alex Awards

BALTIMORE — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2024 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were announced...

Jan 22: ‘Rez Ball’ wins 2024 William C. Morris Award

BALTIMORE — “Rez Ball,” written by Byron Graves, has been named the 2024 winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, which honors a book published by a first-time author. The book is published by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Young...

Jan 20: 2024 RUSA Book & Media Awards Announced

BALTIMORE- On Saturday, January 20, 2024, during the ALALibLearnX, the RUSA Book & Media Awards Ceremony announced the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audiobook narration, and reference materials and the long-awaited Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction...

Jan 20:  'The Berry Pickers,' 'We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America' receive 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

BALTIMORE — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “The Berry Pickers,” by Amanda Peters, published by Catapult, as the winner of the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America," by Roxanna...

Jan 16: AASL STEM Special Event Grants Awarded

CHICAGO – Five STEM Special Event Grants have been awarded by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Supported by the Danaher Foundation, the STEM Special Event Grant Program supports a special event to increase student engagement by providing direct assistance funding to middle...

Jan 16: Now Accepting Proposals for Core Forum 2024 in Minneapolis

CHICAGO–Presentation proposals are now being accepted for Core Forum 2024, to be held November 14-16, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Hilton Minneapolis....

Jan 16: Core Adds More to the “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGO — Core is pleased to announce an updated list of selections for the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their...

Jan 12: LLX Close Out Panel Session, Navigating Leadership: Perspectives on Purpose-Driven Careers at 2024 LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced the LLX Close Out Session, featuring a panel of senior library leaders who will discuss Navigating Leadership: Perspectives on Purpose-Driven...

Jan 11: Revised Competencies for Cataloging & Metadata Professional Librarians

CHICAGO -- In early 2023, the Core Metadata & Collections Leadership Team asked former member of the Cataloging Competencies Task Force, Dr. Karen Snow, to lead an effort to revise the "...

Jan 11: ALA Store at ALA’s 2024 LibLearnX in Baltimore

Conveniently located in the LLX Marketplace, the ALA Store will offer a variety of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books, and more. Store hours are:

  • Saturday, January 20: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • ...
Jan 10: David Delmar Sentíes to keynote and Dr. Claudette McLinn to present call-to-action at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Author and Tech Bootcamp Founder David Delmar Sentíes will deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Library Learning Experience (LLX) in Baltimore. The 2024...