Reference and User Services Association

Boatright recognized for outstanding achievements in RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section

CHICAGO—Beth Boatright, information services and instruction librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, was selected as the 2016 winner of the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) Achievement Recognition Award.

Boatright will be presented with a citation at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Dr. Bell Griffin, 'Multimedia & Technology Reviews' named winners for promotion of African American literature, reviewing

CHICAGO— The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA has selected the winners of two achievement awards which recognize the profession’s most exceptional contributors to readers’ advisory and collection development.

Dr. Florita Bell Griffin, creative director of ARC Communications, LLC, a Texas-based Visual Art Communications and Publishing Company, was announced as the 2016 winner of the Zora Neale Hurston Award.

Business Reference and Services Section names 2016 achievement award and grant winners

CHICAGO—The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA has selected the winners of the 2016 achievement awards, research and travel grants which recognize the profession’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving business reference services today.

Denice Adkins, C. Sean Burns named winners of 2016 RUSA Reference Service Press Award

CHICAGO—Denice Adkins, associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and C. Sean Burns, assistant professor, University of Kentucky School of Information Science, authored the winning article selected for RUSA’s 2016 Reference Service Press Award.

Dr. Chelton named 2016 winner of NoveList's Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

CHICAGO-- Dr. Mary K. Chelton, retired professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queen’s College, CUNY, was selected as this year’s winner of NoveList's Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award awarded by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The award honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services.

San José Public Library named winner of RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services

CHICAGO—The San José Public Library is the 2016 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, which honors a library or library system for developing and imaginative and unique resource to patrons’ reference needs. The winner will receive $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

2016 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry named by RUSA readers' advisory experts

BOSTON—The Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced Sunday during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The 2016 selections are:

Fiction

'The Sympathizer,' 'Hold Still,' receive 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

BOSTON —The American Library Association selects “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, published by Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, as the winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs,” by Sally Mann, published by Little, Brown, and Company, Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference awarded to 'Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law'

BOSTON — The winner of the 2016 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, Editor-in-chief: Brent Strawn, published by Oxford University Press.

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