Reference and User Services Association

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.

RUSA’s 2012 Reading List highlights must-read titles in women’s fiction, mystery and other genres

DALLAS — The expert readers’ advisory librarians on the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Reading List Council have selected their top picks for 2012 in eight popular genres: adrenaline titles (including suspense, thrillers and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction.

RUSA's inaugural Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration revealed

DALLAS — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2012 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration juried list.

Top reference titles named to RUSA’s 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list

DALLAS — The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2011 have been named to the 2012 Outstanding Reference Sources list, an annual award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Sponsored by RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), the Outstanding Reference Sources award, established in 1958, recommends and celebrates the most outstanding reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries.

'Sacred Trash' wins Sophie Brody Medal; three honor titles also named

DALLAS — Sacred Trash: the Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza” by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole (Schocken Books) is the 2012 recipient of the he Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Sophie Brody Medal Award for outstanding Jewish literature.

Morris, author of 'Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature,' wins RUSA’s 2012 Zora Neale Hurston Award

DALLAS — Vanessa Irvin Morris, assistant teaching professor at Drexel University, is the 2012 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s Zora Neale Hurston Award.

Sarah L. Johnson wins RUSA’s prestigious Louis Shores Award for book reviewing

DALLAS - Sarah L. Johnson, professor of library services at Eastern Illinois University and author of the blog Reading the Past, is the 2012 winner of the Louis Shores Award, an annual honor presented by the Reference and User Services Association to recognize excellence in book reviewing.

Scholarly collection of slang honored with 2012 Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference work of the year

DALLAS - The 2012 Dartmouth Medal - an annual award from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) recognizing the most outstanding reference work of the year - has been awarded to “Green’s Dictionary of Slang,” published by Chambers.

Top genre fiction titles named to 2011 RUSA Reading List

SAN DIEGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Reading List.
 
The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans, as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction.

2011 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature names winner, honor title

SAN DIEGO – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA.

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