Reference and User Services Association

RUSA’s 2013 Listen List highlights audiobooks that provide extraordinary listening experiences

SEATTLE —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA serving expert readers advisory and collection development librarians, has announced its selections for the 2013 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

'The Aleppo Codex' wins RUSA’s Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; 3 honor books also selected

SEATTLE — The 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature--an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by the Brodart Foundation, has been awarded to “The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible” by Matti Friedman.

NoveList’s NextReads recognized with RUSA’s Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing

SEATTLE—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the team behind NextReads, an e-newsletter tool for libraries from EBSCO’s NoveList, as the recipients of the 2013 Louis Shores Award for book reviewing.

'Dictionary of American Regional English' wins RUSA’s Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications

SEATTLE — The winner of the 2013 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 “Dictionary of American Regional English” published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Lavonda Kay Broadnax wins RUSA’s Zora Neale Hurston Award for leadership in promoting African-American literature

SEATTLE — Lavonda Kay Broadnax, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress, is the 2013 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by Harper Perennial.

2013 Notable Books, Reading List, Outstanding Reference Sources and other adult book awards will be unveiled at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will unveil the winners of its annual adult reading and reference awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, including the Notable Books List for fiction, nonfiction and poetry, the Reading List for top genre fiction, the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration, the Outstanding Reference Sources List and several other prestigious literary awards.

RUSA to provide expert juror for PROSE Awards judging panel

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will lend its expertise to the PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, with the appointment of RUSA member Dan Mack as an expert reference librarian and subject specialist to the judging panel.

Nomination deadline for many RUSA awards extended to Jan. 15

CHICAGO —The nomination deadline has been extended to Jan. 15, 2013, for several annual awards offered by the Reference and User Services Association; the new deadline is Jan. 15, 2013 with the exception of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, which has a deadline of Jan. 31, 2013.

Celebrate excellence in adult reading and reference at RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

CHICAGO — All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous adult reading and reference awards and build their 2013 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception.

October 2012 online courses from RUSA: Business Reference 101 and Genealogy 101

CHICAGO — The next sessions of Business Reference 101 and Genealogy 101, two popular online courses offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), begin in mid-October; registration is now available for both individual participants and groups.

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