Reference and User Services Association

'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.

"The Music of Central Asia" awarded 2018 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference

Denver-- The winner of the 2018 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 Music of Central Asia”  published by Indiana University Press and edited by Theodore Levin,‎ Saida Daukeyeva,‎ and Elmira Köchümkulova.

eForum: Assessing Electronic Reference Services

CHICAGO - Have you been wondering if your users are aware of your chat service? Or maybe how your students are using your research guides or your online FAQ? Do you need a little inspiration or advice on how to find out? If so, this Assessing Electronic Reference Services eForum is for you! 

2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners revealed

DENVER—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2018 selections of the Listen List, selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly-released titles features extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them.

Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Journal Winter Edition Now Available

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CHICAGO - It is Christmas Eve here as I write the introduction to RUSQ 57:2; view now. I hope that the holiday season offers a time for RUSA members to catch their breath after a busy fall, and that the new year offers time for reflection and thinking about librarianship.

Hailley Fargo selected as RUSA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that Hailley Fargo has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Hailley is the Student Engagement Librarian at Pennsylvania State University.

ALA's Emerging Leader Program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.