Nominations sought for RUSA’s Monroe Library Adult Services Award

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

October 6, 2009

CHICAGO—A call for nominations for the 2010
Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award has been issued by the
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The citation honors a practicing librarian, library and information science researcher or educator or retired librarian who has made a significant contribution to library adult services. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, exemplified leadership, introduction of creative and innovative concepts in adult services, measurable effectiveness of managed programs and published works.

Those interested in submitting a nomination can
download the nomination form from the awards section of the RUSA website or request the form from
Liz Markel, RUSA Marketing Specialist or from
Kathleen Sullivan, chairperson for the award committee. All nominations must be received by Dec. 15, and can be submitted via e-mail, fax or mail. Complete submission instructions are included on the nomination form.

The winner will be honored at the RUSA Awards Ceremony, which is held on the Monday afternoon of
ALA’s Annual Conference. Previous winners have included Eileen Williams (2008), adult reference and senior outreach librarian, Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (N.Y.), who received the award for her outstanding outreach and programming efforts; Barry Trott (2007), adult services director, Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg (Va.), for a multitude of contributions, including editorial work on
Reference and User Services Quarterly, Libraries’ Unlimited
Read On Series, and
NoveList; and Allan Kleiman (2006), head of reference, Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield (N.J.), for his leadership on ALA adult services initiative and programs.

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