Weâ€™ve got one more week until the nationâ€™s librarians head to Las Vegas to learn, network and celebrate their passion for reading at the ALA Annual Conference. This year marks the third annual announcement of theÂ 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 nonfiction contenders on the shortlist! Readers are invited to Tweet a shelfie (self + shelf = shelfie) with one of the nonfiction 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 is open from 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 17 until noon , Friday, June 20, 2014 (CDT).
Be sure to track the #ala_carnegie hashtag to keep up with current announcements about this yearâ€™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 theÂ six shortlisted titles.
The shortlist nonfiction titles are:
- â€œOn Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History,â€ by Nicholas A. Basbanes, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
- “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” by Sheri Fink, published by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
- “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, published by Simon & Schuster. *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 theÂ ALA Annual Conference website. Unable to attend? Follow the hashtagÂ #ala_carnegieÂ to hear which books win! Ways to stay in touch and get updates and ongoing information include theÂ Annual Conference website; TwitterÂ @alaannualÂ andÂ #alaac14;Â Facebook;Â Pinterest;Â Google +; andÂ Tumblr
See you in Vegas, readers!