Tag: ALA Annual

Cindy & Lynn’s ALA Annual 2018 Exhibit Book Awards

Cindy & Lynn’s ALA Annual 2018 Exhibit Book Awards

Cindy and Lynn: We’ve just returned from the ALA Annual Conference, where medals were handed out, speeches were given, and photos were taken. All of the award celebratin’ put us in the mood to issue another round of Cindy & Lynn’s Book Awards like the ones we gave out in February for 2017 titles. This […]

Booklist at ALA Annual!

Booklist at ALA Annual!

We here at Booklist are headed to the Big Easy for ALA Annual. Catch us at booth #3431, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins and, as ever, some sweet temporary tattoos. The hungry can munch on tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll be giving away the most recent issue of […]

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HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

On Friday night in Chicago, as the exhibit floor at ALA Annual 2017 opened, hundreds of librarians commenced their yearly ritual, divesting vendors of books and promotional tote bags in a euphoric, more literate approximation of Supermarket Sweep. News traveled fast: HarperCollins had free champagne. Within seconds, the publisher’s booth was chockablock with librarians sipping from […]

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Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

We here at Booklist don’t have to travel far for this year’s ALA Annual next week, since it’s going down right here at Chicago’s glorious McCormick Place. But we are going to be super busy, since we’ve got so much going on—some might say too much. Between events, catch us at booth #3217, where, in […]

Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report

Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report

Booklist and the Association of American Publishers convened the third installment of Read ‘n’ Rave at this year’s ALA Annual Conference. Modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that take place at the end of Book Expo every year, the program brings together a panel of collection development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in […]

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Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Your Audiobook Event Itinerary at #alaac16

Heading for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando? If so, here are three free audiobook-related events you simply can’t miss.     Monday, June 27, 3:30-5:30pm Orange County Convention Center, W110A The Odyssey Award celebration has become one of the most enjoyable events at Annual, as well as a terrific end to the conference. Co-sponsored by Booklist, […]

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Mark Your Calendars for ALA’s Annual Conference in Orlando

Mark Your Calendars for ALA’s Annual Conference in Orlando

The Real Magic Kingdom? Why, That Would Be the Orange County Convention Center We’ve clearly never really gotten the snowbird thing down for ALA conferences. At Midwinter Meeting time, we’re likely to be battling snow and canceled flights in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia—and come our Annual Conference this summer, we’ll reverse-migrate south to hot and […]

Publishing U: Making Your Debut at ALA
By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Making Your Debut at ALA

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, debut YA novelist Amy Lukavics (Daughters unto Devils) shares her experience at ALA’s Annual Conference this past summer—and offers tips for other first-time authors.   […]

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

It’s time once again for the ALA Annual Conference, when the Booklist crew girds themselves with overpacked schedules, bandoleers of business cards, 5,000-SPF sunblock (ALA’s most common summer location is the Surface of the Sun), sensible cardigans (meeting rooms, however, are so cold you could store corpses in them), and the desperate hope that we can get out […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street
By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will be the featured speaker at this year’s presentation of the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in San Francisco on June 27, has enjoyed a distinguished writing career since his retirement from basketball. The author of numerous acclaimed nonfiction works, including On the Shoulders of Giants, in which he […]