History: Genealogy and History Achievement Award


The Committee administers an annual award of $1,500 to a librarian, library, or publisher to encourage, recognize, and commend professional achievement in historical reference and research librarianship. The recipient must be a RUSA member and shall be selected for exceptional accomplishment related to bibliography, book reviewing, indexing, professional association leadership, programs, and training.


  • Evaluate and standardize the language of the Award in all published places.
  • Seek individuals as recipients.


William D. Buckner (Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Brooke A. Becker (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
William D. Buckner (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Jennifer Daugherty (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Helen E. Gbala (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Thomas Jay Kemp (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Mary K. Mannix (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)

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