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Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana, The University of Southern Mississippi was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section’s Genealogy/History Achievement Award, sponsored by ProQuest for her expanding the usage of academic archival materials for professional and family historians, and foe her…(Read More)

Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, was selected as the 2019 winner of the Learning History Research and Innovation Award sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company, administered by RUSA’s History Section. The award consists of $2,500 to help facilitate and further research relating to history and…(Read More)

Mary Lovell Swetnam, Special Collections Librarian, Virginia Beach Public Library, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section’s Genealogy / History Achievement Award, sponsored by ProQuest for her enthusiastic service and commitment in helping her patrons with genealogy and local history research; for her dedication in…(Read More)

The deadline to submit nominations for Achievement Awards has been extended to February 15, 2019. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field…(Read More)

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones Jr.

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones, Jr., professor of library science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section’s Genealogy / History Achievement Award, sponsored by ProQuest. The award consists of a citation and $1,500* to a librarian, library or…(Read More)

Jennifer McElroy, Minnesota Historical Society, Gale A Cengage Company, RUSA's History Section

Jennifer McElroy, Reference Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society, was selected as the 2018 winner of the Learning History Research and Innovation Award sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company, administered by RUSA’s History Section. The award consists of $2,500 to help facilitate and further research relating to history and history librarianship. Selected for…(Read More)

Thank You

If you’ll be in Denver next weekend for ALA Midwinter, be sure to stop by the booths of RUSA’s generous sponsors! We’d like to give an especially big thanks to this year’s RUSA Membership Social sponsors, Penguin Random House, RapidILL, ReferenceUSA and SAGE Publishing! You can thank them at the social…(Read More)

rare books

The History Section of the Reference and User Services Association is seeking research proposals for a $2,500 research grant. The History Research and Innovation Award, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage Company, is looking for research proposals related to history and history librarianship. The deadline for proposal applications is January 5, 2018. This year’s…(Read More)

Annual Achievement Awards

Beginning October 1, 2017, RUSA will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by January 5, 2018*. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by…(Read More)

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