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2022 RUSA Excellence Award Winners

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Excellence Awards program recognizes the best reference librarian and their many specialties. These awards recognize and honor the outstanding professional contributions and achievements of your RUSA peers.

The winners of the RUSA level prizes are:

Melissa A. Wong, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Selected as Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award Winner

Timothy J. Dickey, Adult Services Librarian, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for Library Adult Services

Marie Concannon, Manager of Government Information and Data Archives, University of Missouri Library, RUSA Award Winner for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services.

Dr. Hyerim Cho, assistant professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, selected as the recipient of the Gail Schlachter Memorial Fellowship

Queen Anne County Library and Alpha Park Public Library Selected as Winners of Stephen T. Riedner Fellowship for Library Programs Improving the Lives of People Living with Dementia

Lee Lipscomb, assistant librarian at the Federal Judicial Center named winner of the RUSA Federal Achievement Award

BRASS Awards:

BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship sponsored by Mergent Names It’s Winner-Wendy Potheir, Business and Economics Librarian, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

BRASS Student Travel Award Winner, Jennifer Nelson, Reference/Marketing Librarian – Neuse Regional Libraries, Kinston, NC

Alison Messier, Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian, WEB DuBois Library, Winner of the BRASS Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award sponsored by Global Financial Data

ETS Awards:

Eric Shares, Collections Engineering and Analysis Librarian, Iowa State University, and Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County LIbrary District, Chosen for Best Emerging Technology Application (BETA) Award Sponsored by Chatstaff and LibraryH3lp

ETS Achievement Award awarded to Courtney Renee McDonald, User Experience Librarian, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder

HS Rewards:

Marie Concannon, Head, Government Information & Data Archives, University of Missouri Library, chosen for the HS Genealogy/History Achievement Award sponsored by ProQuest

Lara Nicosia, Humanities Librarian, University of Rochester, receives Gale Gengage Sponsored History Research and Innovation Award

STAR rewards:

Miriam Wnuk shortlisted for the STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

Jessica Bower Relevo, Resource Sharing and Reserves Librarian, Yale University Library and Sarah Tudesco, Program Director, UX Evaluation and Research, Yale University Library, Chosen for STARS Publication Recognition Award

Jose F. Rodriquez, Access Services Manager/Assistant Professor Librarian, University of Miami, Chosen as STARS Atlas Systems Mentorship Award Winner

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the areas of reference, expert reference, collection development, reader counseling, and resource sharing. RUSA is the leading organization of reference and information professionals that connects people to the sources of information, services and collection materials they need. Learn more about