Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

About the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award To recognize an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship. This contribution may include an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; authorship of a significant book or articles in the reference field; creative and inspirational teaching; active participation in professional associations devoted to reference services; or leadership in other noteworthy professional activities.

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Award and Frequency

This award presents a monetary prize of $5,000 and a citation.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions

To submit a nomination, download and complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein.

Questions should be directed to the committee chair.

Contact Information

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