Everyone loves a great celebration! When you attend LibLearnX, get ready to celebrate your colleagues, books, and authors.



Illustration of four people celebrating book award announcements

I Love My Librarian Award followed by the LLX Welcome Reception

Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Ten librarians are selected in recognition of their outstanding public service. The Welcome Reception, featuring food, drinks, and music, immediately follows.

Friday, January 19: 6:00pm–8:00pm

I Love My Librarian Award (logo)

RUSA Book & Media Awards

Annually, the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audiobook narration, reference materials and more, are hand-picked by our expert selection committees that work closely with adult readers. Their tireless efforts narrow down hundreds of finalists to curate the highly regarded “Best of” lists used by librarians, publishers, and booksellers nationwide.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serves as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. 

Saturday, January 20: 9:45am-10:45am – This is a pre-recorded event shown in the LLX Studio

RUSA: Book & Media Awards
Andrew Carnagie Medals for Excellence award logo

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration commemorates Dr. King's legacy and recognizes the connection between his life's work and the library world.

Sunday, January 21: 6:30am-8:00am

ALA Youth Media Awards

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

Monday, January 22: 8:00am-9:30am

YMA: ALA Youth Media Awards logo

LibLearnX is a must-attend learning experience designed for library professionals from all library types and at all career levels.

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