Reference and User Services Association

Annual list of Best Historical Materials announced by history experts

ATLANTA—The annual list of Best Historical Materials was announced during the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday. The list recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness of coverage of historical resources in all fields of history and promotes the enhanced availability of historical works and information.

2017 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for adults revealed

ATLANTA—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2017 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks, evaluated over 200 titles, debated 45 nominations, and narrowed the field to the final twelve winners. This award highlights extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them. 

Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing names Mary Burkey as winner

ATLANTA—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Mary Burkey, independent library consultant, as the recipient of the 2017 Louis Shores Award which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding book and media reviewing for libraries.

RUSA invites Midwinter attendees to celebrate winners of year’s best in adult reading and reference

CHICAGO--On Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm EST, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony to announce the many awards and best of lists in adult reading and reference. The free event, sponsored by NoveList, is open to all ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees and will take place in Rooms B302-B305, Georgia World Congress Center.

#ShareTheStory: 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—Ahead of the announcements of the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, the American Library Association is launching its #ShareTheStory campaign highlighting the six 2017 shortlist titles and how they remind us of the power of stories.

RUSA, United host discussion on library advocacy best practices at Midwinter

CHICAGO—In partnership with United for Libraries, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting “Are you a Proactive or Reactive Advocate? Best Practices from Academic and Public Library Supporters,” an engaging discussion on best practices for library advocacy at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

[Deadline EXTENDED] RUSA’s Online Learning Proposal Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? Send the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Monday, October 31, 2016. Presentations will take place from November 2016 to August 2017.

Successful online learning proposals will: