Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Business Librarian at Portage District Library was selected as the 2019 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList.
Nicolette Sosulski’s librarianship has had a wide range and impact. She has developed innovative modes of service in areas including business librarianship, the reference interview, virtual librarianship, assistance for those with medical and insurance questions; and instructional librarianship, then shared these methods with colleagues and students through courses, presentations, and articles.
Her columns “A Reference for That:” for RUSQ and “Real-Life Reference” for Booklist have provided insight, humor and compassion for professional colleagues. She has also supported library publications behind the scenes, serving on editorial boards and as a column editor for RUSQ.
Her committee service has extended throughout the profession, but in particular, her service to RUSA working for BRASS, MARS, RSS, the Dartmouth Award and RUSQ has been enthusiastic and far-reaching.
Throughout all of her national service, Nicolette has continued to work as a front-line librarian with real patrons in many different settings, inspiring locally and individually through actual practice, not just theory. That practical experience shines through all of her contributions to the profession.
The Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList consists of $1,250 monetary prize and a citation, which will be presented at RUSA’s President’s Program, on Saturday, June 22 at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
The selection committee includes: Neil Hollands (Chair), Denice C. Adkins, Carl Richard Andrews, Nicole Renae Steeves and Jennifer Christine Wilhelm.