In January, YALSA and ALA announced the winners of the 2010 Youth Media Awards. As you begin highlighting the award winners at your library, be sure to take advantage of promotional tools from YALSA:

  • Downloadable bookmarks. These bookmarks (PDF) include all of YALSA’s literary award winners, including the Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz awards. Each bookmark lists the winner and honor books. They also allow you to add the location of the titles in your library and to customize the back of the bookmarks with your library’s logo and contact information.
  • Customizable press releases. You can also spread the word on your library’s website or blog, your school or public library newsletter, or even in your local newspaper. Just download a customizable Word template for each of our awards — the Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz.

How do you promote award-winning books at your library? Tell us in the comments.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

4 Thoughts on “Promote YALSA’s Literary Award Winners @ your library

  1. Laurie Cavanaugh on February 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

    Great to have the downloadable bookmarks available! How about the idea of creating widgets for library Web sites promoting the YALSA book lists?

  2. Stevie Kuenn on February 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm said:

    Hi Laurie! We’re working on your Great Idea. Expect an exciting announcement from YALSA on that front in the near future.

  3. Sarah Hill on March 4, 2010 at 9:10 am said:

    I love the idea of entering my call numbers into the bookmarks, but for some reason when I enter one call number, the same call number appears next to all the books on the same page. Unfortunately, I don’t shelve all the award winners in the same place!

  4. admin on March 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

    Hmm, Sarah, I’m not sure why that happened! I will look into it and try and troubleshoot that this week.

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