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Alexander Blend, Librarian at Middle Country Public Library, was selected as the 2021 winner for the Public Librarian Support Award for his enthusiastic service and dedication to the interlibrary loan community; for his advocacy on behalf of resource sharing practitioners; and for his important work with interlibrary loan cost and turnaround time data. Alex Blend…(Read More)

Mariah Antoinette Lovick was awarded the RUSA Federal Rising Stars Initiative for her impeccable and conscientious customer service, and her dedication and commitment to upholding library standards and enthusiastically adapting them in ways that not only encourage participation in library activities but that also provide enhanced services to meet new challenges. Ms. Lovick began her…(Read More)

Catherine G. Zimmerman has been chosen for this year’s first RUSA Exceptional Service Award for her creativity and outstanding commitment to broadening library services, as well as the meaningful impacts she has made at both local community and national levels of engagement bringing resources and highly skilled interaction to a wide variety of library…(Read More)

David J. Kelsey has been awarded this year’s RUSA Francis Joseph Campbell Award.  Mr. Kelsey has provided outstanding contributions in the advancement of library services for people with physical disabilities, with a special focus on seniors with challenges. He enthusiastically promotes Talking Books and other dynamic services, providing hope and care to library…(Read More)

Melissa Eighmy Brown, Manager, Interlibrary Loan & Digital Delivery; Co-interim Director, Content Services, was selected as the 2021 winner of the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section’s (STARS) Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award, sponsored by OCLC for her leadership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance, her commitment and service…(Read More)

R. David Lankes, Professor and Director, School of Information Science, University of South Carolina, was selected as the 2021 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor. In recognition of his 30 years of visionary leadership in reference services; for his national leadership in virtual reference…(Read More)

Jason Coleman, Head, Library User Services Department, Associate Professor, Kansas State University Libraries, has been selected as the ETS Achievement Award for 2021. Jason Coleman has made outstanding, sustained contributions to the Emerging Technology Section (ETS) of RUSA for several years and is highly deserving of the ETS Achievement Award. Jason is the Head of…(Read More)

For its proactive efforts to reflect a more representative working-class history of the Pacific Northwest through its practices to address representation gaps in occupational communities, racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+ workers, and other historically marginalized communities. For its collaborative oral history project documenting workers in the Covid-19 pandemic. The American Library Association…(Read More)

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