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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)

Jen Lemberger, MLIS, MPH, Programming Librarian, City of Santa Barbara Library was selected as the 2020 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for her enthusiastic service and dedication to the community of Santa Barbara, CA and for building community relationships. As a Programming Librarian for the…(Read More)

For their consolidation of access to extensive archival materials relating to the history of labor and labor relations in Alaska and their support of the Alaska labor community in which one out of every 5 workers is a member of a union, Arlene Schmuland on behalf of employees of Labor Collections of the Archives and…(Read More)