Call for Nominations: RUSA Achievement Awards and Grants

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

September 3, 2016

(via the American Library Association)

On Thursday, September 1, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) opened the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Friday, December 9. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference and user services with the continued support of industry sponsors.

The main awards are listed below.

Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of reference librarianship ($5,000)

ReferenceUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services is given to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs ($1,500)

NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award recognizes a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services. ($1,250)

Reference Service Press Award recognizes the most outstanding article published in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal, during the preceding two-volume year. ($2,500)

ETS Achievement Recognition Award is a citation presented annually in recognition of excellence in service to the Emerging Technologies Section of RUSA.

RSS Service Achievement Award is a citation presented annually to a member of the Reference Services Section (RSS) of RUSA in recognition of exceptional contributions to the section.

To see the full list of awards, including instructions for nominations, go here.

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