This year the American Library Association has chosen San Diego for it’s midwinter meeting. From January 7-11th nearly 10,000 leaders in the library and information media industry will gather for meetings, events and exhibits. My blog buddy Sarah and I are planning to check out the exhibits some time this weekend (I’ll be the one with the comfy shoes).
One of the special features of the midwinter meeting is the announcement of the Youth Media Awards. Each year the ALA honors books, videos and other outstanding materials for children and teens. The 2011 award winners will be announced at 7:45 a.m. PST, Monday, Jan. 10, at the San Diego Convention Center. A live Webcast of the award announcements will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Award press release will be posted online by 10 a.m. PST at www.ala.org.
I was happy to note that “The Kneebone Boy” by Ellen Potter was on the nominee list for Notable Books. Ellen has done an author spotlight feature and we have reviewed several of her books as well. Yay Ellen! I was also happy to see “The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda” by Tom Angelberger there as well. We will be featuring Tom on our next author spotlight this Friday.
I wish them both well and look forward to hearing the results on Monday.
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