The 2021 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference. Are YOU hosting Mock YMA Elections in preparation for these annual announcements?
Call for Suggestions – 2021 Sibert Award
Read any good children’s informational books lately? The award committee for the 2021 Sibert Medal is seeking your suggestions! This honor is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
LAST CALL FOR SIBERT SUGGESTIONS!
The 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit book titles for consideration.
Read any good nonfiction recently?
The 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit book titles for consideration. The Sibert Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. For the complete terms and criteria, please refer to the ALSC website. Please remember: Only books from the 2018 publishing year are under consideration for the award. Also, please note that publishers, authors, illustrators, or editors may not suggest their own titles. Go to http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/2019-media-award-suggestions to post your suggestion. You will need to have your ALA login & password handy to access the suggestion forms. The submission deadline is October 15, 2018 for the Sibert Medal. Kathy Jarombek Chair, 2019 Robert F. Sibert Medal Committee This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competency: IV. Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.
Be Inspired By the 2016 ALSC Award Speeches!
Did you miss the ALSC media award acceptance speeches in Orlando? Or just want to enjoy them again at your leisure? PDFs of the Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Carnegie, Geisel, Newbery, Sibert, and Wilder acceptance remarks are available below. Thanks to ALSC Marketing Intern Elizabeth Taft, we’ve also provided some images with quotes below. These inspiring quotes show the passion and dedication authors and illustrators bring to children’s literature. Download PDFs Download PDFs
Upcoming Awards Online Courses
Love the ALSC awards? Sign up for two upcoming ALSC online courses taught by K.T. Horning! Learn about the history, terms, and definitions of these two great awards. Each of these six-week classes are open for registration. Hurry, registration is limited! Winter 2016 The Sibert Medal: Evaluating Books of Information January 4 – February 12, 2016 Spring 2016 The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books April 4 – May 13, 2016 Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC Online Learning section of the ALSC website. Image courtesy of ALSC
2015 ALSC Book & Media Speeches Now Online
The ALSC award acceptance speeches from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference are now available from the ALSC website. Speeches includes the winners of these 2015 awards: Batchelder Belpré Caldecott Carnegie Geisel Newbery Sibert Wilder Each of these is available as a downloadable PDF. For a full list of 2015 ALSC Book & Media Award winners please see the ALSC website.
Experience the Book & Media Award Acceptance Speeches
The 2014 ALSC book and media award acceptance speeches evoked plenty of emotion. Some were funny and warm. Some were emotional and informative. You can read them yourself on the ALSC website! Download a copy of the PDF of each of the speeches: Batchelder [PDF – 1 MB] Belpré [PDF – 2.3 MB] Caldecott [PDF – 2 MB] Carnegie [PDF – 1 MB] Geisel [PDF – 1.4 MB] Newbery [PDF – 2 MB] Sibert [PDF – 1.1 MB] You can also watch reaction videos from the 2014 ALA Youth Media Award winners. Videos of the award speech presentations and inspiration videos that concluded the banquet will be posted soon.