May 27, 2022

RUSA Announces 2019 Award Winners (Carnegie Medals, Notable Books, Outstanding Reference, Genre Fiction, Essential Cookbooks, and Other Categories)

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony was held today at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Here are direct links to info about the winners of each award.

Notable Books List: Year’s Best in Fiction, Nonfiction And Poetry

Outstanding References Sources

CODES Announce Core Lists
Inaugural selection of essential cookbooks for public libraries.

Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners

Sophie Brody 2019 Award for Achievement in Jewish Literature

Genre Fiction for Adult Readers

Dartmouth Medal for Excellence in Reference

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