Reference and User Services Association

Carolyn Larson recognized for service to RUSA MARS with My Favorite Martian Award

CHICAGO —Carolyn S. Larson, head of the Business Reference Section - Science, Technology & Business Division/Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2012 My Favorite Martian Award for contributions to the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association.

Georgia State University’s Joel Glogowski wins new RUSA BRASS conference travel grant for academic librarians

CHICAGO — Joel Glogowski, economics, public management and policy and business librarian at Georgia State University, is the inaugural recipient of the BRASS Business Expert Press Award for Academic Librarians, a travel grant presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA Reference Service Press Award presented to research articles in consumer health literacy, service provision standards

CHICAGO — Two articles published in “Reference and User Services Quarterly” (RUSQ) are being honored with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2012 Reference Service Press Award: “Promoting Consumer Health Literacy: Creation of a Health Information Librarian Fellowship,” authored by Nancy D. Zionts, Jan Apter, Julianna Kuchta and Pamela K. Greenhouse, and “Are We Getting Warmer?: Query Clarification in Live Chat Virtual Reference,” authored by Marie L.

Authors bring adventure, intrigue and magic to RUSA’s 2012 Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association will host three award-winning authors — Erin Morgenstern, Candice Millard and Mark Adams -- at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,”  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary adult book awards.

Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s esteemed Monroe Award for adult library services

CHICAGO —Neal Wyatt, Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Margaret E. Monroe Award for significant contributions to library services for adults.

RUSA Reference Services Section honors Lisa R. Horowitz

CHICAGO—Lisa R. Horowitz, assessment librarian, Administrative Services & User Experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s Reference Services Section (RSS) Service Achievement Award.

University of Michigan’s Ilana Barnes wins business librarian travel grant for ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Ilana Barnes, circulation supervisor and reference assistant at the University of Michigan Kresge Business Administration Library and a student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, is the 2012 recipient of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, a travel grant given annually by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

Be part of book award history at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The announcement and presentation of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will take place at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Attendees at the event will be the first to hear which two authors win the medals for best fiction and nonfiction book for adult readers.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.2 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTONThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.2 million in grants to 16 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.

2012 Notable Books List: best in adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry

DALLAS — The Notable Books Council, a group of readers’ advisory experts within the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced its selections for the 2012 Notable Books List of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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