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RUSA President’s Program 2015 – View it here!

View the RUSA Presidents Program with danah boyd! Access it here.

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Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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The eagerly anticipated announcements  of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction took place on June 27, 2015 at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See was awarded the Carnegie medal for fiction, and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, was awarded the Carnegie medal for nonfiction.

The Carnegie Medals are ALA’s only single-book award for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA. For more information about the awards and selection committee, visit http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/carnegie.

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Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year 

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their work and the craft of writing, while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program. Sponsored by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA. A refreshing and light breakfast will be served. All Annual Conference registrants are welcome to attend.

Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor

Speakers:

  • Katherine Addison for Goblin Emperor (Tor Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Fantasy category.
  • Amy Belding Brown for Flight of the Sparrow (New American Library, 2014)shortlist selection for the 2015 Reading List’s Historical Fiction category.
  • Stuart Rojstaczer for The Mathematician’s Shiva (Penguin, 2014), Honorable Mention for the 2015 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish Literature.
  • Ashley Weaver for Murder at the Brightwell (Minotaur Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Mystery category.
  • Jo Walton for My Real Children (Tor Books, 2014), winner of the 2015 Reading List’s Women’s Fiction category.

 

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2015 ALA Annual Conference – Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction – Keynote speaker; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction – Keynote speaker; best-selling author, actor, and NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!
Drum roll please . . . The two books chosen from the shortlist of six as winners of the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at this event, an Annual Conference favorite since it was introduced in 2012. The announcement and presentation will be followed by a dessert and drinks reception where attendees can mingle with colleagues, authors, editors, and ALA leaders.

This is the fourth year for these awards, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction. Previous speakers from prior years have included award-winning crime writer Karin Slaughter, and the selection committee chair Nancy Pearl, and ALA leadership. Co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA.  Add to my schedule. Purchase individual tickets. Purchase a table.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015, Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Location: Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom

Individual Pricing:

Category Early Bird Advance Onsite
Member  $30  $30  $30
Non Member  $30  $30  $30

 

If you are a member of RUSA use special code RUSA2015 to receive the price of $25

Table reservations will open late February and will remain open until mid-May. Stay Tuned!

Each table can accommodate up to 10 individuals and ensures that attendees will enjoy this exciting evening with their friends, colleagues and fellow book lovers. The table reservation form can be found here.

Maroon Sponsor ($750 per table)

  • 10 tickets to the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence award ceremony and dessert reception
  • Sponsorship recognition in award ceremony PowerPoint

Gold Sponsor ($1,000 per table)

  • 10 tickets to the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence award ceremony and dessert reception
  • Sponsorship recognition in award ceremony PowerPoint
  • Sponsorship recognition in award ceremony program
  • Pre-event acknowledgement in Booklist’s June REaD ALERT newsletter and the June issue of RUSA’s newsletter RUSA Update

 

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