Reference and User Services Association

Toledo Lucas County Public Library awarded for excellence in reference services

CHICAGO-The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for the Spending Smarter page.  As a one-stop shop for personal finance, investment and referral information for northwest Ohio, Living Better, Spending Smarter was developed in collaboration by Melissa Jeter, Adult Services Librarian and Linda Koss, Grant Specialist, Business Te

Mitchell, Watstein awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

CHICAGO - Eleanor Mitchell, Director of Library Services at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Sarah B. Watstein, Dean, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons of Seattle University were selected as the 2018 winners of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association's highest honor.
 

M. Kathleen Kern Named Reference and User Services Quarterly Journal Editor

CHICAGO - M. Kathleen Kern has been appointed incoming editor of RUSA's Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal. Kathleen began as editor-designate in early February and will assume the position of editor on July 1, 2018.

Long-time RUSA member, Ed Garcia, elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that long-time RUSA member and current RUSA Director-at-Large has been elected to the ALA Executive Board. In addition to his service to RUSA, Garcia is a member of LITA, PLA, GAMERT, GLBTRT and many other groups within ALA. Garcia is the Director of the Cranston Public Library in Cranston, RI.
 

'Manhattan Beach,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' receive 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir,” by Sherman Alexie, published by Little, Brown & Co, a division of Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.  The selections were announced this evening at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Ex

2018 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry announced

Denver—The Reference and User Services Association's Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2018 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written for adult readers and published in the US including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

The 2018 selections are:

Fiction

Reference experts announce annual Outstanding Reference Sources list for adults

DENVER - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2017 have been named to the 2018 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 the American Library Association. The list was announced today at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Readers’ advisory experts announce 2018 Reading List: Year’s best in genre fiction for adult readers

The Reading List Council of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles was also announced. The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting held in Denver.

The 2018 selections are:

Adrenaline

Ilana Kurshan named winner of 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature

DENVER – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting today in Denver.