The Midwinter Book and Media Awards–the biggest event in adult reading and reference at ALAâ€™s Midwinter Meeting–is less than a week away!
If youâ€™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.
Hereâ€™s the event listing in the ALA Midwinter Scheduler; we donâ€™t require an RSVP, but weâ€™d love to know if youâ€™re coming, so add it to your schedule now (login required). The event is made possible by generous sponsorship from NoveList.
Canâ€™t make it to Seattle? You can track the announcements in realtime on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #literarytastes. Weâ€™ll be tweeting live from the event, as will many of your library colleagues. Weâ€™ll also post winner information on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ala.rusa, so make sure to â€œLike Usâ€ 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 yearâ€™s awards! Our committees begin their selection process this Friday, so nowâ€™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 weâ€™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 Booklistâ€™s Editorsâ€™ 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!