ALA 2014 is about to begin in Vegas. I will not be there this year, but you can relive last year’s conference with my extensive coverage here. And click here to follow everything as it happens this year with #alaaac14
One of my favorite events at ALA Annual is the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announcement which will take place this Sunday evening (6/29). Its the Newbery for adult books!
Here is my pictorial coverage of this exciting, live event from last year. That night was perfect for many reasons: I was with two of my favorite library friends [Rebecca from Booklist and Magan from Forest Park Public Library], it was on my birthday, and one of my all time favorite authors, Richard Ford was there AND he won for Canada, a book I adored.
Who knows what will happen this year. It will be Vegas baby. Anything is possible.
Whether you are at ALA Annual yourself or not, why not play up the announcement to help your patrons find a good read? To help, RUSA CODES made a list of readalikes for each of the finalists.
You can use this link to go to their blog, or just scroll down below where I have reposted the list.
Now all you have to do is put up a quick sign with the finalists-- even better, click here and use this graphic. Then next to the print out pull some of these great backlist readalikes. It’s easy, fun, and responsive to patrons.