Though ALA Annual may look different this year, we are so excited to be able to connect with you virtually! See below for more information about what’s going on at ALA Virtual 2020.
Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Booklist for Our Cocktails and Conversations at ALA Virtual 2020
Pour yourself your drink of choice and join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with Booklist’s Donna Seaman for Cocktails & Conversations featuring Carl Hiaasen, Jodi Picoult, Asha Lemmie, and Jacqueline Winspear in conversation with their editors and publicists!
Visit our ALA Virtual 2020 Booth
We can’t wait to see you in our virtual booth, where you can check out recorded book buzzes, eGalleys, exclusive downloadables, and more.
Watch Our Fall 2020 Staff Picks Book Buzz
Join our team as they highlight a sampling of exciting Fall 2020 titles!
Meet the Authors
Get to know your favorite authors and learn more about their most recent books.
Join ALA on June 28, 2020 for #TheBookAwardCelebration!
ALA is offering an exciting new free all-day virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards, including the esteemed Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Printz Award, the Odyssey Award, and the Stonewall Book Awards. Beginning at 9am CT on ALA’s YouTube channel, the ALA Book Award Celebration will serve as an opportunity for the association to showcase its book award celebrations that traditionally take place during the ALA Annual Conference.
This is a free event that highlights youth and adult selections administered by ALA units, division, and round tables and does not require registration.
Celebrate audiobooks at 3:30pm CT with the Odyssey Award Ceremony! Click to Learn More About Our Two Odyssey Honors Song for a Whale and We’re Not From Here.
Register for the 2020 Carnegie Awards Virtual Event
Celebrate the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence at an exciting virtual gala hosted by Booklist and RUSA. The keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of five poetry collections, including Monument: Poems New and Selected, and the forthcoming Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir. You’ll also hear acceptance speeches from Carnegie Fiction winner Valeria Luiselli, for Lost Children Archive, and Carnegie Nonfiction winner Adam Higginbotham, for Midnight in Chernobyl. This free, one-hour celebration is sponsored by NoveList.