Nominate an outstanding library or library system for RUSA’s Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

Do you know of a deserving library or library system that provides exceptional reference and adult services? Nominations for RUSA’s Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services are being accepted until December 15, 2012.

Many libraries and library systems are meeting patrons’ needs using innovative resources, however, they can’t be honored by RUSA unless you take the time and effort to nominate them.  In addition to national recognition at Annual Conference, the winner receives a citation and $3,000, which can serve as seed money for future projects or to extend the influence of the winning entry.

Recent past winners include a wide variety of public libraries, universities, and special libraries–review a list of past winners at the award webpage.

The satisfaction that you’ll get from nominating a colleague is a great feeling! Download the nomination form here.

Please direct your questions to:
Charles Thurston, 2012-2013 Chair

Exceptional RSS members wanted for RUSA’s 2013 RSS Service Achievement Award

Do you know an outstanding RUSA Reference Services Section member deserving of national recognition? Nominate him or her for the 2013 Reference Services Section (RSS) Achievement Award. This award honors an RSS member’s contributions to the section. The recipient will be chosen based on either sustained contributions towards attaining the goals of RSS or a single significant contribution that has resulted in a positive impact upon the work of the section.

Please send your nomination detailing specifically how the nominee has met either of these criteria to Virginia Cole (, the award committee chair, by December 15.

Learn more about RUSA’s Reference Services Section.