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March is Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to get inspired by some of literature’s greatest contributors. Here are 18 outstanding, masterful titles that have landed on the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist or took home the gold medal.   &nbsp…(Read More)

Robin Bradford 2018 Library Journal Mover Shaker Advocate

On March 12, 2018, Library Journal announced their annual list of Movers & Shakers. Among these tenacious professionals is RUSA member, Robin Bradford. Robin is currently the Collection Development Librarian at Timberland Regional Library in Tumwater, WA. Robin is a strong, passionate advocate for curating diverse library collections to best serve the members of her…(Read More)

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

UPDATE: No medal for nonfiction was awarded in 2018. _______________________________________ The American Library Association (ALA) announced “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The selection was announced RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter…(Read More)

Listen List-Outstanding Audiobook Narration

The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2018 selections of the Listen List, selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly…(Read More)

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

On February 11, while the world is focused on medals of the gold, silver and bronze kind, many of us will be in Denver focusing on medals of another kind—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in  Fiction and Nonfiction. The XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the Carnegie Medals share more…(Read More)

Wall Street Bull

Originally published in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Vol 57, No 2 (2017).  Each year, the Business Reference Sources Committee of BRASS selects the outstanding business reference sources published since May of the previous year. This year, the committee reviewed nine entries; of these, two were designated as “Outstanding,” six as “Notable,” and one…(Read More)

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