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For Immediate Release

December 2, 2008

Dec. 15 Deadline for RUSA Awards Approaching

CHICAGO--You can thank your colleagues for their outstanding contributions to the library profession this year by nominating them for an award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The association, representing information service professionals in reference, collection development, readers advisory, genealogy, resource sharing and many other related fields, is accepting nominations for the following 2009 awards until Monday, Nov. 15:

Awards for Individuals and Groups for Professional Achievement

  • Zora Neale Hurston Award
  • ABC-CLIO Online History Award
  • Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award
  • Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award
  • Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services
  • John Sessions Memorial Award
  • Louis Shores/Greenwood Publishing Group Award

  • Reference Services Press Award
  • Genealogical Publishing Company Award
  • Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award
  • Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship
  • BRASS Dun and Bradstreet Outstanding Service to Minority Communities Award
  • BRASS Dun and Bradstreet Public Librarian Support Award

Travel Grants to ALA Annual Conference

  • BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award
  • STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award

Awards for Literary Excellence

  • The Sophie Brody Award
  • Dartmouth Medal

More information about these awards, including nominating instructions, can be found at the
RUSA Awards webpage. Questions about these awards should be directed to the
awards committee chairperson, or to the
RUSA headquarters staff.

Reference and User Services Association, a division of the
American Library Association, is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.