RUSA Gale Cengage Learning Aw'd-Excellence in Ref/Adult Svc


Responsible for administering a $3,000 annual award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique library resource to meet patron's reference, readers' advisory, and adult services needs.


Julia M. Gelfand (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Rebecca Jackson (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Emily Kornak (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Charles B. Thurston (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Andrea Hill (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2013. Last retrieved on 03/27/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on RUSA and section committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place between Midwinter and Annual conferences. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, with the exception of the award committees whose work takes place from February to January.

Staff Liaison

Andrea Hill
Web Services Mgr.