On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm, RUSA will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best of lists in adult reading and reference. The free event, sponsored by NoveList, is open to all ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees and will take place in Rooms B302-B305, Georgia World Congress Center.
For the second year in a row, the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced and as always, RUSA will unveil the Reading List, Notable Books List and Listen List selections, the Sophie Brody Medal, the Dartmouth Medal and many more! Selections are made by library professionals who work closely with adult readers, and offer an excellent guide to quality reading and library collection enhancement. Readers are sure leave with their To-Be-Read lists full!
For those who cannot attend, information about this year’s winners will be posted on RUSA Update and tweeted via @ala_rusa during and immediately after the event using the hashtag #alabma. The ALA Midwinter Meeting now offers all ALA book and media award announcements in the same 24 hours, with the Youth Media Awards (YMAs) following on Monday morning.
The literary winners announced at this event will shape the author panel for RUSA’s Literary Tastes author panel at ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. More information about the award winners and the Literary Tastes event will be available on RUSA Update following ALA’s Midwinter Meeting.