This poster session will introduce librarians to the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative and the GLLI Translated Young Adult Book Prize, an exciting new award that fills the gap between the ALSC Batchelder Award (children’s books) and the National Book Awards for Translated Literature (adult books). The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is a non-profit that strives to raise the profile of world literature for children, teens and adults at the local, national and international levels. GLLI wants to increase the visibility of international works in English translation so that more readers can enjoy the amazing diversity in these books and the perspectives they present. The purpose of the GLLI Translated YA Book Award is to recognize publishers, translators, and authors of books in English translation for young adult readers. The award has been established to honor the most outstanding of these translated works. For the inaugural 2019 prize, books published within three years of the submission deadline (2016 – 2018) were considered. The poster will also explain how the first GLLI Translated YA Book Prize committee went about selecting a shortlist, winner and honor books. The ten-title shortlist was published on January 15, 2019, and the first winner and three honor books were announced on January 25, 2019. The prize will be presented at ALA Annual during the GLLI session, "When You Can't Go Home Again: Refugee and Exile Authors in the U.S." . Submissions for the 2020 prize are now underway.
Gene Hayworth– Director of Social Sciences, University Libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder