Nominations sought for RUSA Shores/ABC-CLIO award honoring book reviewing

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

September 29, 2009

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) seeks nominations for the 2010
Louis Shores/ABC-CLIO 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 selections. 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 ABC-CLIO and will be honored at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on the Monday of the
ALA Annual Conference, next scheduled for June 24-29, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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, or from
Edward Kownslar, chairperson for the award committee. All nominations must be received by Dec. 15.

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