A Guide for Reader's Advisory and Collection Development: Collection Development
This LibGuide offers an array of websites, webinars, articles, and blogs providing helpful information to help staff members in their interactions with patrons.
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Children's and Young Adult Award Winners
- The Newberry Award is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".
- The Caldecott Award is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
- The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
- The Margaret A. Edwards Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature".
- The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit".
- Edgar® Awards are presented each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre.
- The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards voted on by members of the current World Science Fiction Convention and presented annually by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
- The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California, United States.
- The RITA Award is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction it recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The RITA Award was cancelled for 2020.
- Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors.
- This website offers book reviews, information on series, and forthcoming books.
- November top 10 books nominated by librarians.
- Starred reviews of all genres.
- Read reviews and get lists of favorite reads.
- What, when, and who to read. All things books for any kind of reader
- The world's largest library catalog.
- Comprehensive site for book clubs complete with resources for starting a book club, reviews, and reading guides with discussion questions.
- Learn the top ten books of 2019 in 5 different areas covering a wide range of genres, age groups, forms and styles.
- Learn the importance of having a diverse collection.
- Steps to take to conduct a diversity audit in your library.
- How to evaluate your libraries collection for diversity.