Show us your #shelfie for a chance to win tickets to the Andrew Carnegie Medal awards ceremony!

Librarians nationwide are gearing up for the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas to learn, network and celebrate their passion for reading. This year marks the third annual announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, recognizing the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.


We want you to share our excitement for these outstanding fiction contenders on the shortlist! Readers are invited to Tweet a shelfie (self + shelf = shelfie) with one of the fiction shortlist titles (pictured above) with the hashtag #ala_carnegie, and your name will be entered in a drawing to receive two tickets to the award ceremony in Las Vegas! Contest runs from Tuesday, June 3 through 12:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 6, 2014.

In the following weeks we will be running two more contests, one for a set of non-fiction shortlist titles and another for a pair of tickets to the award ceremony in Las Vegas. Be sure to track the #ala_carnegie hashtag to keep up with current announcements about this year’s awards!

The award ceremony, held on Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at Caesars Palace, will feature selection committee chair Nancy Pearl, award-winning author Karin Slaughter and the 2014 winners. The program is followed by dessert, drinks, and a raffle for the six shortlisted titles.

The shortlist fiction titles are:

“Americanah,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

“Claire of the Sea Light,” by Edwidge Danticat, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

“The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

*One entry per person.

*Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Announcement at ALA Annual Conference; travel to Las Vegas, conference registration fees and any other expenses are not included.

*Employees of the American Library Association and their families are ineligible.

Ticket information is available on the ALA Annual Conference website.

Unable to attend? Follow the hashtag #ala_carnegie to hear which books win!

Ways to stay in touch and get updates and ongoing information include the Annual Conference website; Twitter @alaannual and #alaac14; Facebook; Pinterest; Google +; and Tumblr

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