February 21, 2018

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Betsy Bird Returns to Host SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show

And now, the moment of reckoning is upon us. That is: the announcement of the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards.

Elizabeth-Bird-PreGameHostElizabeth (Betsy) Bird (left) and Lori Prince (right) will return to host School Library Journal’s second—so far, annual—live pre-game show presented via Google Hangout at 8:30 a.m. ET/7:30 CT on Monday February 2, 2015. So grab some coffee, tune in, and join the fun. (Follow SLJ on Google+ for an invitation to the event. Direct RSVP to pre-game show, and the post-game show following the YMA announcements)

Expect a no-holds-barred conversation about the most highly anticipated honors in children’s publishing, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards.


Bird, New York Public Library’s youth materials collections specialist andLori-Ess-PreGameHost blogger, “A Fuse # 8 Production,” and Prince, director, publisher and author relations for First Book and a former children’s librarian will reprise their hosting duties from last year’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game, Post-Game Show, which again will stream live from SLJ’s offices in New York City.

Stay tuned after the award announcements for a post-game wrap-up, and Bird and Prince will respond to your comments and questions via the live chat and on Twitter (#sljpregame). The official hashtag for the 2015 Youth Media Awards is #ALAyma.

The pre-game show will precede the award announcements, which will be streamed live at 8 a.m. CT from ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. After the announcements, the SLJ post-game show will commence at around 9:30 a.m CT (10:30 a.m. ET).

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SLJ-Pre-game Show dance number: ALA Youth Media Awards 2014 from School Library Journal on Vimeo.

Kathy Ishizuka About Kathy Ishizuka

Kathy Ishizuka (kishizuka@mediasourceinc.com@kishizuka on Twitter) is the Executive Editor of  School Library Journal.

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