RUSA Book and Media Awards Reception: It’s a party, and you’re invited!

Have you made plans to join RUSA at the 2013 Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception?

In just three weeks we’ll unveil the winners of the The Reading List, Notable Books and Listen List selections—lists that are used by readers advisory librarians nationwide—as well as the winners of the Dartmouth Medal for reference, 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. All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to this celebration on-site in Seattle.

Event Details:

2013 Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception
Hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
Municipal Room, Renaissance Seattle
515 Madison St.
5-6:30p.m.
Add the reception to your Midwinter schedule.

Can’t attend in person? Join us virtually! Winners will be posted on the RUSA blog, the RUSA Facebook page and tweeted via @ala_rusa during and immediately after the event using the hashtag #literarytastes.

The literary winners announced at this event will shape the author lineup for the Literary Tastes program at ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago. Authors will be available for book signings and further discussion of their work. More information about the award winners and the Literary Tastes event will be available on the RUSA website and the RUSA blog following the January event.

Also noteworthy: the winners of the Notable Books List will subsequently be considered for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, along with the titles named to the Booklist Editors’ Choice list. Learn more about this prestigious award, and save the date for the 2013 medal presentation, which will take place on the evening of Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Chicago at the ALA Annual Conference. Registration for this ticketed event opens Jan. 7.

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