The ALA Midwinter Monday meeting is the annual announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Just to clarify for those who don’t know, this is when the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are announced, among the other youth media awards. I’m especially excited because I actually KNOW a committee member (John Shoemaker).
The ALA Youth Media Awards honor children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children’s audio and video materials. These include the Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Belpre, Carnegie, Geisel, Odyssey, and Sibert awards.
In the last few years ALA has streamed it out live for those not in attendance. For those in attendance, this is one hot event that is difficult to get a seat for–Let’s hope SCASL President Anne Lemieux and SCASL Pres-elect Diana Carr have set their alarm clocks or wake up calls for early so they get a good seat.
No worries though as there are many online avenues to get the announced winners, including Twitter and Facebook. But for those f us who love all the anticipation, nothing beats a live announcement. Your online portal to watch live is HERE.
Want to read up on each award? Check out this ALA FactSheet. Here’s a little promo video to get you excited!