Reference and User Services Association

Literary Tastes celebrates the best reading of the year

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab — at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program Literary Tastes, a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards for adults.
 

RUSA Literary Tastes author program features Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab -- at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,"  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards for adults.

ALA unveils shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

2014 shortlisted titles are:

RUSA announces President's Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —  RUSA's President's Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas - Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value about Us - will bring together a multitude of leaders within the library Industry for a comprehensive overview of how our values and self-perceptions impact how we provide services within our communities. 

Do our values and self-perceptions influence how we provide services within our communities?

RUSA announces preconference programming at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering three preconferences from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Three "must see" events.

Most distinguished librarians in reference announced for 2014 achievement awards

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of the 2014 achievement awards, which provide research and travel grants in recognition of  the nation’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving reference services today.

RUSA issues Request For Proposal for branding initiative

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is soliciting proposals to oversee and implement the rebranding of RUSA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the home of the exclusive Notable Books List, which ultimately serves as the basis for the selection of the Carnegie Awards (http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards).

Longlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO Forty-four books comprising the “longlist” for consideration for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been selected from the most recent Booklist Editors’ Choice and RUSA Notable Books List.

RUSA reveals Notable Books List winners in outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry

PHILADELPHIA — The expert readers advisory and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, have selected the winning titles for the 2014 Notable Books List—an annual literary award that identifies outstanding and noteworthy fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers.

RUSA announces 2014 Outstanding Reference Sources List

PHILADELPHIA — The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2013 have been named to the 2014 Outstanding References Sources list. Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources Committee was established in 1958 to recommend the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries.

The 2014 winners are:

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