STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award Winners Named

Elizabeth Hussey (left), Public Services Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) and Eleana Cordova (right) Adult Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Wayne Public Library (NJ), were selected as the 2017 winners of the Atlas Systems Mentoring Awards, administered by the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Sponsored by Atlas Systems, each recipient will receive $1,250 to assist with travel to the ALA Annual Conference. Both Hussey and Cordova are library practitioners who are new to the field of interlibrary loan and resource sharing, and who have daily involvement in the crucial areas of borrowing, lending, document delivery, electronic reserves, and material delivery for their libraries.

Hussey and Cordova will be honored at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception held from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. All conference attendees are invited to the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website in April.

Atlas provides an additional thank you to the STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award selection committee including: Amy Paulus (Chair), Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Megan Gaffney, Renna Tuten Redd, and Shirley R. Thomas.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about RUSA at