Bessie Boehm Moore Thorndike Press Award recipient named

Contact: Eileen Hardy


For Immediate Release

March 5, 2003

Bessie Boehm Moore Thorndike Press Award recipient named

The San Diego County Library "Books-By-Mail" Service is the recipient of the 2003 Bessie Boehm Moore-Thorndike Press Award administered by the Management and Operation of User Services Section (MOUSS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The award, $1,000 donated by the Thorndike Press and a citation of achievement, is presented to a library organization that has developed an outstanding and creative program for library service to the aging. The award is named for Bessie Boehm Moore, an educator, civic leader and friend of libraries who received an Honorable Membership from the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition for her work with libraries.

"San Diego County Library 'Books-By-Mail' Service is not just a service, it is a commitment shared by the San Diego County Library, their friends and the greater community to provide service to a population that would not be reached by other means," stated Award Committee Chair JoAnn Radioli. "It also has demonstrated the potential for even greater, well-planned growth for the future."

The award will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 23, 2003, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.

RUSA is a division of the ALA.