Call for RUSA Achievement Award Nominations!

There are so many people doing good work; this is a chance to make sure they get the national recognition they deserve. RUSA is now seeking nominations for the 2020 Achievement Awards!

Please take a look at the award summaries below with these questions in mind:

  • Is there any one you know that could be worthy of consideration?
  • What library in your area has been excelling in this work?

Consider nominating someone if your answer is ‘YES’ to either of those questions. You can access the nomination form underneath each award description below. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, February 15, 2020.

RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

presents a monetary prize and a citation to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship.

Nomination form

RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

$1,250 and a citation presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services.

Nomination form

RUSA John Sessions Memorial Award

A library or library system which has made a significant effort to work with the labor community and by doing so has brought recognition to the history and contribution of the labor movement to the development of the United States.

Nomination form

RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

A citation and monetary award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs.

Nomination form

RUSA Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant

awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 to financially support an individual or collaborative group conducting research into reference or user services whose research projects aim to better understand or answer key questions related to connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.

Nomination form


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