RUSA Awards reception honors best adult reading of 2008

Contact: Eileen Hardy

RUSA, Marketing Specialist


For Immediate Release,

December 4, 2007

RUSA Awards reception honors best adult reading of 2008

CHICAGO--The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting its annual Awards Recognition Reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 13 in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Attendees are invited to join colleagues and members of the publishing industry at a cocktail reception honoring the best literature of the year for adult readers and in reference. Learn who will be selected as the 2008 recipients of the Sophie Brody Medal, Dartmouth Medal, Notable Books List (the best fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adults), Louis Shores/Greenwood Publishing Group Award (the most notable review writer in a given year), List of Outstanding Reference Sources (a listing of the best reference sources each year) and the new Reading List (a listing of best genre reading for adults).

"These lists and awards are used by librarians for collection development, readers' advisory services and, historically, are referenced to over time to conduct retrospective collection building," Corinne Hill, reception committee chair.

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