Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Four New RUSA Awards Approved for the New Millenium

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Four New RUSA Awards Approved for the New Millenium

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RUSA committees will present four new awards in 2000, cosponsored with Thorndike Press, OCLC, and Dun & Bradstreet.

Bessie Boehm Moore Award Gets New Life

The Bessie Boehm Moore-Thorndike Press Award, consisting of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is presented annually to a library organization that has developed an outstanding and creative program for library service to the aging. The criteria for selection of the award winner are: library's effectiveness in meeting program's goals; percentage of targeted population reached by the program; program's recognition of the diversity among the aging population; library's coordination with state and local agencies servng the same population; intergenerational aspects of the program; effective use of existing resources; involvement of community in program; and potential for adoption by other libraries.

The Bessie Boehm Moore Award previously was an ALA Award between 1990 and 1996. The lack of a donor, however, caused the award to be suspended. Thorndike Press/G. K. Hall presented their own award to a library that had done an outstanding job in promoting large print books. By combining award criteria and changing the name of the award, Thorndike has agreed to fund the "Bessie." RUSA's Management and Operation of User Services Section's (MOUSS) Library Service to an Aging Population Committee will choose award candidates.

Chair of the committee is Ann E. Eccles, Hennepin County Library, Penn Lake Branch Library, 8800 Penn Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55431-2023; telephone: (612) 884-4415; fax: (612) 881-2623; e-mail: aeccles@sun. hennepin.lib.mn.us.

Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award recognizes a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through publication of significant professional literature during the previous two years, participation in professional associations, or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. …

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