Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, January 10, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Boston Park Plaza, Grand Ballroom A
For the first time, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced during this Midwinter Meeting event by the selection committee’s inaugural chair, Nancy Pearl, reflecting the new calendar for these awards. As always, RUSA will unveil this year’s Notable Books List, Reading List, Listen List and Outstanding Reference Sources selections, the Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievement in promoting African-American literature and the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing. Join us for this celebratory evening as we announce the best books and resources of the year and a chance to win some of this year’s best books! All MW attendees are welcome, no tickets required. The event is from 5-7pm, Boston Park Plaza, Grand Ballroom A. The event is sponsored in part by NoveList. More information about these awards can be found at www.ala.org/rusa/awards.
RUSA Speed Mentoring Session
Saturday, January 9, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Boston, Adrienne Salon
Join a group of experienced RUSA leaders to engage in a fun, interactive “speed mentoring” session. Similar in format to “speed dating”, MLS students, new librarians, and mid-career librarians are invited to participate in this session where they will have the opportunity to gain leadership advice from a number of senior librarians and RUSA leaders.
Saturday, January 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Boston, Grand Ballroom B
Join members of RUSA for an opportunity to eat, drink, network, win door prizes and learn more about our division and its sections. The social is open to past, current and those interested in becoming members. All attendees are welcome!
The division has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available for its members through RUSA and special interest section committees.
Committee members have the opportunity to:
Please consider volunteering for one or more committee to help us meet our objectives and move RUSA move forward in new and exciting ways. Virtual members are encouraged and welcomed.
Volunteering can be done in just two steps:
Remember, you must be a RUSA member in order to volunteer for committee positions, with your membership current for the duration of your volunteer term. You must also be a section member in order to participate in section committees. RUSA dues are $60 annually plus the cost of ALA membership. Section membership is free for RUSA members. Visit www.ala.org/membership to update your membership record and add RUSA or a section, or call Membership and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433, option 5.
Questions about volunteering should be sent to the appointing officers listed below.
We look forward to having you as a part of our leadership team!
Alesia McManus, RUSA Vice-President/President-Elect, AMcManus@howardcc.edu
Louise Mort Feldmann, BRASS chair, Louise.Feldmann@Colostate.edu
Daniel C. Mack, CODES chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Thompson, History Section chair, email@example.com
Courtney Greene McDonald, ETS: Emerging Technologies chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Elizabeth Rustic, RSS chair, email@example.com
Heidi Nance, STARS chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
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