The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in January (this year in Boston). The conference draws more than 10,000 leaders and staff, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors from the library and information industry for some 2,400 meetings, programs, discussion groups, events, in-depth conversations and exhibits.
As many of you know, when over 10,000 librarians get together, there are bound to be book lists, and lots of them. To save you time, we have compiled many of them here from press releases on the ALA site. If we have missed your favorite, check out their site.
2016 Notable Books List: Get the list here
ALA Readers Advisory experts announce years best in genre fiction for adults readers: Get the list here
ALA Compiled List of Youth Media Awards: Each year ALA honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Get all of the winners here.
YALSA 2016 Award Winners: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. Five popular lists are published as a result of this conference!
- Best fiction for young adults
- Great graphic novels
- Popular paperbacks
- Amazing audiobooks
- 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers (Alex Awards)