Awards (Professional Recognition)

"Moonglow" named winner of 2017 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature

ATLANTA – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2017 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting today in Atlanta.

2017 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Miami Dade College – Learning Resources, Miami; Columbia College Chicago Library, Chicago; and Santa Clara University Library, Santa Clara, California.

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” named recipient of Zora Neale Hurston Award

ATLANTA--Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and author of Born a Crime, was named the 2017 recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, an annual achievement award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA),

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.

Catie Sahadath Selected as LITA's 2017 Emerging Leader

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to announce it is sponsoring Catie Sahadath (MLIS 2012, University of British Columbia) as its representative for the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders program.

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts. The award consists of $1,000 and a citation.

Houston librarian chosen for national public service honor

Roosevelt Weeks, Sr. recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Roosevelt Weeks, Sr., deputy director / chief of staff at the Houston Public Library, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Weeks is being recognized for his exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. He is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Conway, Arkansas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Jamille Rogers recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Jamille Rogers, media specialist at Marguerite Vann Elementary School, in Conway, Arkansas, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Rogers is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

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