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ALA Recognition Awards – 2020 Winners

Join ALA President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., for the 2020 ALA Award Presentation after the President’s Program featuring Joy Harjo.  We will honor our stars—those men and women in our profession who have gone beyond what was expected.  You will see advocates for libraries, outstanding authors, and hear about innovative library programs. For the complete list of winners see the September/October of American Libraries. Join us Sunday, January 24, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.   




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I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony

Come celebrate the winners of the national I Love My Librarian Award!  The recipients will be honored at a ceremony during the ALA Midwinter Virtual event. The award recognizes the outstanding impact of public, school, and academic librarians who transform lives and communities. Hear from the winners and learn their inspiring stories about the power of libraries and librarians. Join us Saturday, January 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm. You can view the ceremony on the ALA YouTube channel


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Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and Young Adults. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guides parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media. The 2021 Youth Media Awards winners will be announced on Monday, January 25, 8:00am - 10:00am. Follow the results by visiting ALA’s streaming platform at, or ALA’s social media channels, including FacebookYouTube, or Twitter, by following hashtag #alayma