Awards (Professional Recognition)

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.

Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith 2011 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement

SAN DIEGO – Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, professor emerita at the University of South Florida, Tampa, School of Library and Information Science, is the winner of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.
 
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Winners of the 2011 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards

SAN DIEGO - Five libraries are winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations.

The John Cotton Dana (JCD) honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Co., the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is considered the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations.

Bill Ott named 2011 Louis Shores Award recipient for book reviewing

SAN DIEGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2011 Louis Shores Award.
 
Bill Ott, editor and publisher of Booklist magazine, was selected for his outstanding contributions to the field of reviewing. At Booklist, he not only helms a publication that is one of the most important review sources in the country and an invaluable resource for librarians, but he also consistently contributes some of its most thoughtful and insightful reviews.