The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of the 2014 achievement awards, which provide research and travel grants in recognition of the nation’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving reference services today.
Among the award winners are David Larsen, University of Chicago Library, and Jacob Kubrin, Cushing Library at Holy Names University.
The following information is from the press release announcing the awards. The full press release can be found at http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/03/most-distinguished-librarians-reference-announced-2014-achievement-awards.
David Larsen, head of access services and assessment at the University of Chicago Library, will receive this year’s Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award. The award honors professional achievement, leadership and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery. Larsen was selected for his innovative and practical approaches to resource sharing, willingness to learn and test new products and improved workflow efficiencies. Sponsored by OCLC, the award consists of $2,000 and a citation.
Jacob Kubrin, resource sharing and fulfillment specialist at Cushing Library at Holy Names University, has been chosen as this year’s winner of the STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award. In a newly created position at the Cushing Library, Kubrin demonstrated a great need for professional development, networking and education to serve the ever increasing patron needs of the library. The award, sponsored by Atlas Systems, Inc. recognizes an individual new to the field of interlibrary loan and contributes $1,250 to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
Atlas Systems congratulates David and Jacob for their significant achievements!