Call for Nominations – Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship

Dear Colleagues,

For those of us in the Business Reference And Services Section (BRASS) and/or the field of business librarianship—the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship is like the BRASS Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oscars!  We honor an individual who has made significant contributions in the field business librarianship.

So please take a look around your professional life and reflect on what contribution to business librarianship has made an impact on your professional career.  Now is the time to honor this person for their important contribution with a nomination for this prestigious award.

Our sponsor is Gale Cengage Learning.

The recipient will receive a $3000 cash award and a citation.

Applicants for this award will be evaluated based on their contribution to the field of business librarianship. 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 around 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.


To submit a nomination, please download and complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein.  For more information, as well as link to the nomination form, please see:

The award and citation will be presented at the RUSA Awards ceremony at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

Please email, or mail the nomination packet by DECEMBER 15, 2013, to the Committee Chair, Mark E Andersen.

(Drum roll)…  And the Oscar Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship goes to…stay tuned.

Remember, if you don’t nominate that significant contributor in our field, they can’t be considered for this award!


The Reference and User Services Association (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. Learn more about the association at

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