Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

RUSAThe Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominees for the Louis Shores Award, which recognizes an individual reviewer, editor, group, or review medium for excellence in book reviewing. The press release, with information about submitting nominees, follows.

Brad Hooper, Adult Books Editor, Booklist, and winner of the 2015 Louis Shores Award

Call for Nominations

Do you know someone that deserves extraordinary recognition for their contribution to book or media reviewing? Of course you do!

Library collections depend on the guidance of good reviewers. Reviewers, review editors, and bloggers help librarians to make wise purchasing decisions and help us to guide our patrons to the best resources. RUSA’s Louis Shores Award recognizes excellence in reviewing for libraries. The Louis Shores Award is awarded annually to an outstanding individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization.

To nominate a reviewer or review medium for the award complete the nomination form and follow the submission guidelines.

The deadline for 2016 submissions is December 4th, 2015.

The winner of the 2016 Louis Shores Award will be honored with a citation at the RUSA Awards Reception at ALA Annual in Orlando.

Questions should be directed to the committee chair, Lucy M. Lockley at llockley@stchlibrary.org.

Please share this with all interested colleagues.



About the Author:

Allegra Wozniak served as a Booklist intern in fall 2015. She is a senior at Lake Forest College studying English literature and print and digital publishing. Besides reading, her favorite thing to do is eat Little Caesars breadsticks and watch the Mad Max movies with her dog, Mango.

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