VOYA Magazine Wins 2014 St. Katherine Drexel Award
VOYA has been named winner of the 2014 St. Katherine Drexel Award given annually by the Catholic Library Association. The CLA announcement read: “Congratulations to the 2014 St. Katherine Drexel Award Winner, VOYA Magazine. Founded in 1978, Voice of Youth Advocates, or (VOYA), magazine is the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading. Regular columns by highly-respected young adult library leaders and several feature articles appear in each issue to provide information, not only on books and reading, but also on young adult library programming, gaming, professional development, intellectual freedom, young adult author interviews and profiles, and other topics vital to librarians serving young adults. VOYA was one of the earliest and remains one of the strongest advocates for intellectual freedom and equal access to information for teens. VOYA will accept their award at our Opening Dinner ceremony on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at our convention in Pittsburgh.” http://cathla.org/
St. Katherine Drexel Award was established in 1966 under the title Certificate of Merit and renamed in 2002. Presented by the High School and Young Adult Library Services Section through the St. Katharine Drexel Award Committee, the St. Katharine Drexel Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the growth of high school librarianship. Previous award winners include Kimberly Willis Holt, Michael Cart, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jacqueline Woodson, Lois Duncan, Walter Dean Myers, Caroline B. Cooney, Patrick Jones, Chris Crutcher, and Norma Fox Mazer.