RUSA announces first annual Awards Recognition Reception

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For Immediate Release

November 26, 2003

RUSA announces first annual Awards Recognition Reception

The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), is hosting its first annual Awards Recognition Reception on January 11, 2004, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
The reception will be held on the top floor of the Bristol Hotel, in the Starlight Ballroom, which has a retractable ceiling that opens to reveal the sky, and wonderful views of the bay and city. NoveList a product of EBSCO Publishing is sponsoring the event.

During the reception, the winners of the 2004 Notable Books List and Outstanding Reference Sources awards will be announced.
The Notable Books List, also known as
“The List for America’s Readers,” is comprised of twenty-five works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books selected for their significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge, or for the pleasure they provide to adult readers.

The Outstanding Reference Sources is a recommend list of the best reference publications for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries.
An annotated list of selected outstanding reference works is published annually in the May issue of American Libraries. The list is also included in the Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) and posted on the RUSA Web site.

Other award announcements include the recipients of the 2004 Dartmouth Medal and the Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award.
The Dartmouth medal, donated by Dartmouth College, is given for creating current reference works of outstanding quality and significance.
The Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award is a cash award of $3,000, donated by the Greenwood Publishing Group, and citation given to an individual, team or organization to recognize excellence in the reviewing of books and other materials for libraries.

RUSA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is devoted to supporting the delivery of reference/information services to all groups and of general library services to adults. Its 5,000 members represent all types of libraries.