Reference and User Services Association

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

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

RUSA offers free webinars to increase your libraries' social capital

CHICAGO — On behalf of Smart Investing @your Library, the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites you to view three free webinars that will help to increase your libraries' social capital! With each free, 60 minute webinar, you'll learn strategies that expand your knowledge about personal finance. Reference desk scenarios capture best practices, and a toolkit includes unbiased online resources.

Longlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO — Forty-three books comprising the longlist for consideration for the 2015 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 announces 2015 book and media awards for adults

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the top books in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and genre; audio books; and reference books for adults – including the Notable Books List, Reading List, Sophie Brody Medal, Listen List, Dartmouth Medal and Outstanding Reference Sources – at its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

A list of all the 2015 award winners follows:

Notable Books List for excellence in fiction, nonfiction and poetry:

Fiction

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.8 Million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.8 million in grants to 21 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.

Annual list of Best Historical Materials selected by RUSA’s History Section

CHICAGO —The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

2015 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature names winner, honorable mentions

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2015 Sophie Brody Medal, an honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting.

This Year’s winner is "A Replacement Life" by Boris Fishman, published by HarperCollins. This is a story about the immigrant experience and committing fraud for the right reasons: family, love and Holocaust reparations.

The 'Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism' wins Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference sources

CHICAGO  The winner of the 2015 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 Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism  published by Princeton University Press.

2015 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries

CHICAGO  The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2014 have been named to the 2015 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

Winner of 2015 Zora Neale Hurston Award for promoting African-American Literature announced

CHICAGO — Carolyn Garnes, founder and CEO of Aunt Lil’s Reading Room, is the 2015 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association and sponsored by HarperCollins.

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