Mary Popp receives ‘My Favorite Martian Award’

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RUSA Marketing Specialist


For Immediate Release,
April 22, 2008

Mary Popp receives ‘My Favorite Martian Award’

CHICAGO –Mary Popp, public services librarian, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, is the 2008 recipient of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section Recognition Certificate, also known as the “My Favorite Martian Award.”

The Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS), a section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), administers the award. It is given to an individual to recognize excellence in service to MARS.

“Mary, for your dedication and service over the years, we are pleased to award you with the ‘My Favorite Martian’ award,” stated Mary Mintz, MARS Section chair. “The MARS membership cannot thank you enough for your contributions and leadership.”

The certificate will be presented at the MARS Chair’s Program, “Is Face-to-Face Reference Dying,” 10:30 a.m. to noon, on June 29, during the ALA Annual Conference held in Anaheim, Calif.

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