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Watch the Youth Media Awards…at your school January 22, 2012

Posted by Wendy Stephens in Check this out!.
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This year’s preeminent literary awards for children and teens will be announced on Monday, January 22, beginning at 7:45 a.m. (CST).

Among the honors being announced:

  • Alex Awards
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • John Newbery Medal
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award
  • May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
  • Michael L. Printz Award
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Odyssey Award
  • Pura Belpré Awards
  • Randolph Caldecott Medal
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
  • Schneider Family Book Award
  • Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
  • Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
  • William C. Morris Award
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

ALA has provided a fact sheet with the specific guidelines for each award.

While thousands of librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will crowd into the Theater at the Dallas Convention Center for the live announcement, there are a number of terrific ways to share the excitement of the event with your students in real time:

  • ALA is transmitting a live webcast beginning at 7:30 a.m., with virtual accessibility on a first-come, first-seated basis.
  • YALSA is providing a CoveritLive feed and has planned some polling features to share your Mock Newbery and Caldecott predictions.
  • There is an official twitter feed (@ALAyma)for the event, and searching the hashtag #alayma will provide a simulacrum of the energy in the room and a sense of the audience reaction. What a great way to highlight the power of social media n sharing real-time news!

You might want to have a purchase order ready, just in case.

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