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Monday, February 2, 2015

All the ALA Awards...Including the Teen and Adult Genre Awards and How To Use the Lists to Help Patrons

No Monday Discussion today for 2 reasons.

  1. We had 19 inches of snow yesterday and everything is closed! Kids school is closed, the entire city of Berwyn is closed, it’s all shut down.  
  2. But more importantly, all everyone is talking about are the fabulous and awesome awards announcements on all the great books we librarians think are worth your time. 
ALA Midwinter Meeting is one of the best examples of library marketing. The entire world pays attention to what our profession thinks are the books worth reading. Yes, the wider world pays the most attention to the picks for Children, but why I think our marketing is great and not just good is because we have jumped on the popularity of the Newbery and Caldecott and the attention they receive and use it to springboard into talking about other books too.

Once we have the outside world’s attention on the subject of books, you know we are not going to let go. That’s why I love my profession.

So, here are the links for the different awards:
There were other awards I did not single out on the adult side, so click here for more thorough information.

And sit back and bask in this day of national attention on books and reading.  Well done to all who worked so hard reading all the books and selecting winners.


Jennie said...

Thank you for linking to the notables and Reading List! I saw the list last night and then couldn't find it this morning to place my holds.

Becky said...

You are welcome.