Nominate outstanding business librarians for 2010 RUSA award

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Contact: Liz Markel
Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA
(312) 280-4398

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2009

Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning and administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA, the award presents a citation and $3,000 cash to a business librarian who has made noteworthy contributions to the profession.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Established in 1989 and sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, the honor consists of a a citation and $3,000 cash award to a business librarian who has made noteworthy contributions to the profession. These contributions may include, but are not limited to, authorship of a seminal book or articles in business librarianship; development of an imaginative and successful program centered on business within a library; teaching business librarianship in a particularly creative and substantive manner; and displaying strong leadership in a professional association geared to business librarianship.

Those interested in submitting a nomination should prepare a letter clearly stating the contributions of the nominee in the field of business librarianship. The letter must explain the significance of these contributions and the magnitude of their influence. Self-nominations are accepted. Letters may be sent to Todd Hines, award committee chair, via e-mail or U.S. mail. All nominations must be received by Dec. 15. The winner will be recognized at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on the Monday of the 2010 ALA Annual Conference, June 24-June 29 in Washington, D.C.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA 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. Not a member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at Learn more about the association at