Webcast of top children/teen literary awards

ALA to provide live Webcast of top children/teen literary awards
announcement Monday, January 14


(CHICAGO) The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live Webcast of its national announcement of the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – on January 14 at 7:45 a.m. EST. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will bring together more than 10,000 librarians, publishers, authors and guests in Philadelphia from January 11 to 16.


Unikron, a streaming content provider, will host the ALA’s Webcast. Online visitors will be able to view the live Webcast the morning of the announcements by going to http://www.unikron.com/clients/ala-webcast-2008 . This link is not yet live, but librarians and others interested in following the action online should bookmark and use this URL – instead of the ALA home page – on January 14. The number of available connections for the Webcast will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The press release announcing all of the winners will be available online at www.ala.org at 10:30 a.m. EST.


For ALA Midwinter Meeting participants, the press conference will be held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Ballroom B and doors open at 7:30 a.m.


Awards to be announced January 14 are:

Additional information on the ALA Youth Media Awards can be found at www.ilovelibraries.org/youthmediaawards. 

Adult book awards also announced during the conference include: Notable Books for Adults, the Black Caucus of the ALA Literary Awards and the Stonewall Awards. For more information on ALA literary awards, please visit: http://www.ala.org/bookmediaawards.