RUSA award recognizes book reviewing process

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

October 14, 2008

CHICAGO--The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) seeks nominations for the 2009 Louis Shores/Greenwood Publishing Group Award.

The award is presented to a librarian, individual, group, editor, review medium or organization for their extraordinary contribution to the book/media reviewing process that helps librarians make selection decisions. It is named in honor of Louis Shores, Ph.D. (1904-1981), former dean of the library schools at both George Peabody College for Teachers (Nashville, Tenn.) and Florida State University and pioneer of courses in audio-visual materials. The winner receives a citation and a $3,000 cash prize sponsored by the Greenwood Publishing Group.

Those interested in submitting a nomination can download the award nomination form from the awards section of the RUSA website or request the form from Liz Markel, RUSA Marketing Specialist, via e-mail at, or from Vicki Bloom, chairperson for the award committee, at All nominations must be received by Dec. 15.

A complete list of recipients is available in the Awards section of the
RUSA website.

The 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.