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New Orleans — The winner of the 2023 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems, written by Herman Shugart…(Read More)

NEW ORLEANS – The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2023 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA during the Book & Media Awards Virtual Ceremony. This year’s winner is Michael Frank, author of One Hundred Saturday: Stella Levi…(Read More)

NEW ORLEANS – The CODES List, a committee of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), has announced the 2023 selection of essential cookbooks for public libraries. Essential Cookbooks 2023: The CODES List highlights titles for both avid home chefs and those just learning the rewards of…(Read More)

NEW ORLEANS- The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2023 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. This year’s committee evaluated 293 titles with a total listening time of more than 2,838 hours.  The final…(Read More)

The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), continues to offer an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below: Supporting an Informed Citizenry with State Legislative Research Strategies and Tools 60-minute live webinar on February 15, 2023 State legislative bodies vary greatly, ranging…(Read More)

Introduction Each year, the Business Information Sources Committee of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) selects the outstanding business information sources published since May of the previous year. This year, the committee reviewed fifteen entries; of these, two were designated as “Outstanding” and four as “Notable.”  Works are examined for the following: ease…(Read More)