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Reminder: Nominations for RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services Due Friday, January 5

(via Suzanne Odom, Florida Institute of Technology)

RUSA (Reference & User Services Association), a division of ALA (American Library Association) is seeking nominations for the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services. Please consider nominating your library or another library. The deadline is only days away!

Established in 1990, the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services is a citation and $1,500 monetary award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs. The resource can be a bibliography, a guide to the literature of a specific subject, a directory, a database, or any other project that has helped the library meet adult or children’s reference needs. Tools, guides or databases that have been developed for reader’s advisory or adult service questions and needs are also eligible for the award. This award is sponsored by Reference USA.

To submit a nomination, download and complete the form and follow the submission instructions therein.
https://www.rusaupdate.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018_Achievement-Award_Nomination-Form_Template-Fillable_2.pdf.
Forms may be emailed to the committee chairperson, Suzanne Odom at sodom@fit.edu. Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the Award is presented. Nominations are being accepted through January 5, 2018. More background on the Award is available at https://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/rusa-award-for-excellence-in-reference-and-adult-library-services/.

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