RUSA’s Book and Media Awards: Celebrate this year’s winners!

A letter from RUSA President Mary Popp about all of the excitement from the RUSA Book and Media Awards at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle!


Dear library colleagues,

Last month in Seattle, a standing room-only crowd at the RUSA Book and Media Awards Reception celebrated the winners, honor and short-listed titles for our annual adult reading and reference awards.

These awards highlight the most exciting and valuable aspects of RUSA:

  • Librarians as a resource for the most outstanding adult literature available–from non-fiction to poetry, from Jewish literature to horror and mystery titles–who can help you find excellent books to add to your library collections, and also find you and other library users a good book to read.
  • Librarians as experts in reference collections. Turn to us when you seek new print and online resources to add to your library’s stacks.

I encourage you to take a moment to review this year’s winners. Have something to say about our choices? Want to advocate for a book or resource for the 2014 awards? You can tweet about it using the hashtag #literarytastes. Find RUSA on Twitter at @ala_rusa and on Facebook at

This year’s book and media award winners:

Interested in participating in one of the awards selection committees in 2014? Become a member of RUSA and CODES, then submit your name for consideration via the online volunteer form (ALA login required). We have many other committee positions to be filled throughout RUSA as well! Questions about volunteering? Send a note to

Best Wishes,
Mary Popp
RUSA President

PS–Mark your calendars for two important dates:

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago: Start your day with the Literary Tastes author program and end it with one of the biggest celebrations of the year: the reception announcing the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, co-sponsored by RUSA and Booklist. Register for the conference and the reception at

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting: We’ll gather together again for the Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception. Hope to see you there!

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