On Sunday night, RUSA announced many award winners for books and audio books. These are all excellent lists of broad appeal titles that you can suggest freely.
Below I have included the links and official award descriptions in one easy place for you more easily access them as you help patrons. Please use these to help readers and/or make displays...right now!
But, first, quickly check that you own them all. And you need to own every single one. No excuses! These are the librarian's picks. Do you have the YMA winners? Of course you do. So you need all of these too.
The 2017 Carnegie Medal Winners and Finalists: The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 and recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the ALA and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
2017 Reading List: The Reading List Council has announced the 2017 selections of the , an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre was also announced. The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting held in Atlanta.
[Added 1/26] Library Aware also made a poster of the winners for you to hang in your library. Click through, it is free.
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