Barry Trott named Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award recipient

Contact: Eileen Hardy
RUSA Marketing Specialist
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2007

Barry Trott named Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award recipient

CHICAGO –Barry Trott, adult services director, Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg (Va.), is the 2007 recipient of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

This annual citation, named for Margaret E. Monroe, is presented to a librarian who has made a significant contribution to, and had an impact on, library service to adults. Margaret E. Monroe, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison until her retirement in 1981, was nationally known for her contributions to teaching, research and service in the field of library services to adults.

Trott is being honored for the contributions to readers’ advisory and adult services librarianship that he has made through his editorial work for Reference and User Services Quarterly and RUSQ Online Companion (, Libraries’ Unlimited Read On Series, and NoveList, service on RUSA and Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) committees, speaking engagements, and publications.

“Barry Trott has made a significant mark in the practice and literature of Adult Services with his work in Readers’ Advisory and library partnerships,” said Pamela J. Morgan, award committee chair. “He is a recognized expert in readers’ advisory, having spoken at local, regional, and national conferences.”

"I have been fortunate to work at a library that really supports readers' services," said Barry Trott, award recipient. "I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of librarians, all of whom are passionately devoted to this profession."

The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washingon.