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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)

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)

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)

Kelvin Watson was selected as the 2021 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList, for his passion and dedication to implementing new and innovative ways for libraries to invite the uninvited to become lifelong library customers. When he took the helm at Broward County Library in 2017, Kelvin…(Read More)

Allison Ryall For service to the community with its creative and imaginative genealogy services including a full time Genealogy Specialist; for offering numerous genealogy events to the community; for providing one on one service to genealogy patrons through phone calls, emails and an online Book-A-Pro; for creating and maintain a genealogy LibGuide and…(Read More)