RUSA Reference Services Section names Liane Taylor winner of outstanding service award

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/27/2015


Leighann Wood

Membership and Awards Program Specialist

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

American Library Association

CHICAGO —The Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winner of the 2015 Service Achievement Award.

The RSS Service Achievement Award consists of a citation that recognizes a member who has made exceptional contributions to the Reference Services Section of RUSA. Liane Taylor, head of acquisitions, Texas State University, was selected for continuously playing a vital role in RSS, both in leadership and as chair, but also by representing RSS to RUSA and beyond throughout the library profession.

“The RSS Service Achievement Award honors people who have gone above and beyond in their support and advocacy for RSS. This support can be more visible with proposing new initiatives to add value to our members or more behind the scenes in providing support to committees and chairs to help them move their work forward,” said Section Chair Qiana Johnson. “No matter what form it takes, RSS Service Achievement Award honorees are those who have helped move the section forward.”

The RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. All conference attendees are invited to the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website in April.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at