As a member of the inaugural Odyssey Committee, I was thrilled when the 2009 Committee presented the awards for distinction in audiobook production. Monday afternoon at the Convention Center was the place to be for audiofiles. Pam Spencer Holley welcomed the audience and presented plaques to the producers of the winning titles. As a wonderful bonus, 4 of the narrators were present to make remarks. Read More →

I can’t help it. I am like a kid the night before Christmas. Tomorrow morning is when the awards will be announced here in Philadelphia. Tonight, some of the committees made phone calls to winners. Among those committees was my own, the Odyssey. It is an experience like no other: to call someone and let them know they will receive an award from ALA/YALSA is thrilling for all involved. From outside the Press Room, you can hear the cheers of the committee as a connection is made.

Perhaps that is an apt allusion for YALSA. So many connections made here, so many reasons to cheer.

Be sure to link in to the live web cast tomorrow. Root for your favorites, of course, but join in a cheer for all the winners, too!

Posted by Teri Lesesne