Awards (Books & Media)

Applications Open for 2022 AASL Awards

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2022 awards are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious awards program. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership, and innovation.

Applications are now open for:

IFRT accepting nominations for 2022 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is pleased to announce that beginning in 2022 that the Round Table will be awarding the Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award annually. The Oboler Award will honor journal articles in even number years (2022, 2024, etc.) and then honor books in odd number years (2023, 2025, etc.) In the autumn of 2021, the Oboler committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 journal article award. The award honors a literary work or series of works in the area of intellectual freedom.

AASL announces Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its annual list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The recognition honors electronic resources that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their educator collaborators. The list can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/best.

2021 Schneider Book Award Virtual Celebration registration open

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and the Schneider Family Book Award Committee cordially invite you to attend the 2021 Schneider Book Award Virtual Celebration at 1:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 27, 2021. This Zoom event is free but requires registration before June 26, 2021. 

ALA announces the 2022 Carnegie Selection Committee

CHICAGO — The 2022 selection committee is starting work on picking the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The 2022 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers.

Terry Hong (chair) is a contributing reviewer (Adult, Youth, Audio) and advisory board chair for Booklist. She book-blogs at Smithsonian BookDragon.

Newbery Medal 100th Anniversary Celebration

CHICAGO — Join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) in celebrating 100 years of the Newbery Medal!

ALSC names 2021 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2021 Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles, published in the previous year, includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The titles include:

Younger Readers

“Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball.” By Jen Bryant. Illus. by Frank Morrison. Abrams

ALSC announces 2021 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2021 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.
 
The recordings selected are:

2021 Outstanding Reference Sources List Announced

CHICAGO – The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2020 have been named to the 2021 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA. The list was announced Thursday at the Book & Media Awards Virtual Ceremony.

Yishai Sarid named Winner of 2021 Sophie Brody Medal

CHICAGO – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2021 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA during the recent Book & Media Awards Virtual Ceremony.