RUSA Achievement Awards and Grants Committee

Charge

This committee is responsible for administering the following RUSA achievement awards:

  • RUSA Excellence in Reference and Adult Services Award: a $1,500 annual award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique library resource to meet patron's reference, readers' advisory, and adult services needs;
  • Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant: financial support to an individual or collaborative group conducting research into reference or user services;
  • Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award: a $5,000 annual award to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship;
  • NoveList's Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award: an annual citation honoring a librarian who has made a distinguished contribution to library adult services.
  • Stephen T. Riedner Grant for Life Enhancing Library Programs for People Living with Dementia presents two grants of $2,500* each and a citation to two libraries to support the development of services and programming to directly serve those living with dementia.

Roster

Jason Matthew Coleman (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Carl Richard Andrews (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Seangill Peter Bae (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ash E. Faulkner (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Allan Martin Kleiman (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Chris Le Beau (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Celia A. Ross (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Michael Schor (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Melanie E. Sims (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Janet Tom (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Josephine Tucci (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Gary White (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Bill Ladewski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to January 1, 2099)

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