Hello friends,
  We are very excited that the Sydney Taylor Book Awards will be announced this 
year as part of the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards.

The announcement will be on Monday, January 28th, at 8am Pacific time.
It will at the American Library Association Midwinter conference in Seattle.

Here is the link to the webcast to see it live: 
It is typically archived, so you can watch it later in the day if you're busy 
at the moment it is being broadcast.

Here's a list of all the ALA awards that will be announced if you want to 
follow along: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards

The Sydney Taylor Awards will be announced in the beginning of the press 
conference by the ALA President along with awards from the Asian Pacific 
American Librarians Association and the American Indian Library Association.

The three Sydney Taylor medal winners will be announced at the press 
conference. The full list of winners, honors, notables and the manuscript 
award- along with press releases- will be available shortly after the 
announcement on the AJL website. I will also post the list of winners to 

The press conference is always fun to follow on Twitter. Hashtags: #alayma 
That stands for: American Library Association Youth Media Awards and American 
Library Association Midwinter 2019
We are also using the hashtags: #STBA and #AJL for Sydney Taylor Book Awards 
and Association of Jewish Libraries.

Happy to answer any questions you may have about it.
-Susan Kusel
Sydney Taylor Book Award chair

Susan Kusel
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 676-3851

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