Awards

RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception, Andrew Carnegie Medals Announcements

Sunday, January 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm

For the first time, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced during this Midwinter Meeting event, reflecting the new calendar for these awards. As always, RUSA will also unveil the winners of the Reading List, Notable Books and Listen List selections, the Dartmouth Medal, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievement in promoting African-American literature and the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing.

Youth Media Awards

Monday, January 11, 8:00am - 9:00am (doors open at 7:30am)

Join ALA in honoring books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens at this high-profile event. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media 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. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2016 award winners will be announced on Monday, January 11, in the Convention Center. A live Webcast of the award announcements will be available for those not attending in person. Coverage of the award winners will be published in the Monday issue of Cognotes, available in the convention center after the announcement. Award press releases will be posted online on ala.org. Exact times to be announced.