When you attend LibLearnX, you’ll celebrate your colleagues, favorite authors, books, and the library community. Join us at the awards ceremonies, the ALA President’s Evening of Recognition and Celebration, and more. 


Illustration of four people celebrating book award announcements in a virtual environment.

RUSA Book & Media Awards

January 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, CT

Annually, the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audiobook narration, reference materials and more, are hand-picked by our expert selection committees that work closely with adult readers. Their tireless efforts narrow down hundreds of finalists to curate the highly regarded “Best of” lists used by librarians, publishers, and booksellers nationwide.

RUSA: Book & Media Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

These annual awards reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. The award recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serves as a guide to help adults select quality reading material.

Andrew Carnagie Medals for Excellence award logo

I Love My Librarian Awards

January 22, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, CT

Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Ten librarians are selected in recognition of their outstanding public service.

I Love My Librarian Award logo

Youth Media Awards

January 24, 8:00 am - 9:00 am, CT

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. 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, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

YMA: ALA Youth Media Awards logo

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