Now accepting nominations for 2014 RUSA achievement awards, research and travel grants

‘Tis the season!

The nomination period is now open for the many achievement awards and conference travel and research grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

RUSA, which represents librarians and information service professionals in reference, collection development, adult readers’ advisory, genealogy, resource sharing and user services, is accepting nominations for the following 2014 awards. The deadline for all nominations is December 15, 2013, with the exception of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, which has a deadline of January 31, 2013. Award criteria, nomination forms and instructions for submissions are available at each of the award’s web pages below.

Professional Achievement Awards for Individuals and Groups

Travel Grants to ALA Annual Conference

Research Grants

More information about these awards, including nominating and submission instructions, can be found at the RUSA Awards Web page. Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator at

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

RUSA Division and Section 2013 Slate of Nominees

We are excited to announce the RUSA Division and Section slate of nominees standing for election in 2013. They are:

Joseph Thompson, RUSA Vice-President
Denise Ann Forro, RUSA Vice-President
Steve Alleman, RUSA Director-At-Large
Agnes Widder, RUSA Director-At-Large
Louise Mort Feldmann, RUSA Director-At-Large
Margaret Ellingson, RUSA Director-At-Large
Erin Rushton, RUSA Secretary
Anthony Lin, RUSA Secretary

Todd Hines, BRASS Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Peter Mckay, BRASS Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Chad Boeninger, BRASS Member-At-Large
Elizabeth Malafi, BRASS Member-At-Large

Joseph Yue, CODES Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
Deborah Abston, CODES Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
Kate Kosturski, CODES Member-At-Large
Ed Kownslar, CODES Member-At-Large
Yem Fong, CODES Member-At-Large

Jenny L. Presnell, HS Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Nancy Bunker, HS Member-At-Large
Nick Wyant, HS Member-At-Large
Helene Lafrance, HS Secretary
Jennifer Dorner, HS Secretary

Donna Scanlon, MARS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
Stephanie Graves, MARS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
Matt Torrence, MARS Member-At-Large
Amy Fry, MARS Member-At-Large

Peter Collins, RSS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Qiana Johnson, RSS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Elizabeth (Betsy) Park, RSS Member-At-Large
Don Boozer, RSS Member-At-Large

Christina Baich, STARS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Tom Bruno, STARS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Jennifer DeVito, STARS Member-At-Large
Megan Gaffney, STARS Member-At-Large
Krista Higham, STARS Member-At-Large
Martha Yancy, STARS Member-At-Large

A heartfelt thank you to all above who are standing for election and donating their valuable time!

Susan Hornung
Executive Director, RUSA