Track the #literarytastes Tag: RUSA’s Book and Media Awards for Adult Reading, Reference

The Midwinter Book and Media Awards–the biggest event in adult reading and reference at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting–is less than a week away!

If you’re coming to Seattle, please plan to join us on Sunday, January 27, from 5-6:30p.m. in the Municipal Room of the Renaissance Seattle, 515 Madison Street.

Here’s the event listing in the ALA Midwinter Scheduler; we don’t require an RSVP, but we’d love to know if you’re coming, so add it to your schedule now (login required). The event is made possible by generous sponsorship from NoveList.

Can’t make it to Seattle? You can track the announcements in realtime on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #literarytastes. We’ll be tweeting live from the event, as will many of your library colleagues. We’ll also post winner information on our Facebook page,, so make sure to “Like Us” and check back for news on Sunday evening!

You can even use the #literarytastes hashtag ahead of time to tell us what books you think should win this year’s awards! Our committees begin their selection process this Friday, so now’s your chance to influence them. Simply send a tweet and tag it with #literarytastes to make your case for your favorite adult reading or reference book for one of the awards below.

What we’re revealing at this event:

The Notable Books List, including significant titles in fiction, non-fiction and poetry

**Notable Books selections will be considered, along with Booklist’s Editors’ Picks for the shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Fiction and Nonfiction; winners will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The Reading List: top picks in genre fiction

The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration

The Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature

The Dartmouth Medal for an exceptional reference work

The Outstanding Reference Sources List

The Louis Shores Award for achievement in book reviewing

The Zora Neale Hurston Award recognizing accomplishments in promoting African-American literature


See you there!

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