Archive for Achievement and Recognition

Call for nominations: Novelist’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

Know someone that has done outstanding work in library adult services?

Nominations are still open for the  Novelist’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The $1250 award and 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 and follow the instructions therein.

All nominations must be received by Dec. 15, and can be submitted via e-mail or mail.

Questions or comments can be directed to the committee chair, Stacy Alesi (

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Call for nominations: 2014 Louis Shores Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Louis Shores Award.

Library collections depend on the guidance of good reviewers. Reviewers, review editors, and bloggers, help librarians to make wise purchasing decisions and help us to guide our patrons to the best resources. The Louis Shores Award recognizes excellence in reviewing. The Louis Shores Award is awarded annually to an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization. To nominate your favorite reviewer or review source for the award, complete the nomination form and follow the submission guidelines.

The winner of the 2014 Louis Shores Award will be honored at the RUSA Awards Reception at ALA Annual in Las Vegas, June 26-July 1.

The deadline for 2014 submissions is December 15th, 2013.

Questions can be directed to committee chair, Emily Hamstra,

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Call for nominations: RSS Service Achievement Award

Have you done some outstanding work for the Reference Services Section (RSS)? Know someone who has? Submit your nomination today!

The RSS Service Achievement Award, founded in 2010, is given to an RSS member who has made either a sustained contribution towards attaining the goals of the Reference Services Section or a single significant contribution that has resulted in a positive impact upon the work of the section.

Please send a nomination letter detailing specifically how the nominee has met either of the above criteria to the award committee chair, Emilie Smart (

Anyone who wishes to nominate a Reference Services Section member for the award should do so by December 15.

Nominations and questions regarding the award should be directed to the committee chair.

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Call for nominations: BRASS Emerald Research Grant Award

Are you a librarian in need of funding for a business research project?

The Emerald Research Grant Award, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Limited offers one award of $2,500 and a citation to an individual or team seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. The awards will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Recipients will be required to attend the RUSA Awards Ceremony.

Candidates must submit a detailed proposal outlining their proposed research project; methodology, scope and timetable; how this project fits into the existing literature; and projected outcomes, including a statement outlining how this research will benefit the library profession. Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing library literature. Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively. At least one member of a collaborative team must be a member of ALA.

The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2013.

Proposals can be sent to

Good luck!

Elizabeth Stephan
Coordinator of Instruction/Assistant Professor
Librarian to the College of Business & Economics
Western Washington University

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