Monday, March 30, 2015

March Madness for Books!

The following text is from an email sent out by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association. Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, I will let their excellent words do the work ...

Busted bracket? Try playing March Medals Madness instead!

Help spread the word to your audiences (especially those working in adult services, readers’ advisory, collection development and programming) about the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction!

Vote for six titles from the longlist (three fiction, three nonfiction) that you think will be selected for the 2015 shortlist. The player that matches the most titles will win a $50 cash card and a full set of the 2015 shortlist titles. The drawing will remain open until noon on Sunday, April 5, 2015. The shortlist will be announced on April 6. 
Participate here:
Follow the hashtag #ala_carnegie for updates!


  1. I chose my favorites and entered the contest, did you?

  2. i'm a little surprised that "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hawkins isn't included in the long list..

    1. According to the guidelines for the Andrew Carnegie Medal Medals (, the award "recognize(s) the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year."
      'The Girl on a Train' is a 2015 publication, released on January 13, 2015. Perhaps it will make the 2016 fiction list.


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