Announcements: Midwinter

Vicki D. Bloom, Editor


Book and Media Awards Reception

The RUSA Book and Media Awards Reception will be held during Midwinter on Sunday January 22 from 5:00-6:30 pm. The RUSA event features many CODES awards including the Notable Book List, the Reading List, the Listen List, the Sophie Brody Medal, the Dartmouth Medal, the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the Louis Shores Award, and the Outstanding Reference Sources Award. The reception is open to all. Location details will be announced closer to Midwinter. Join your colleagues in this not-to-be-missed celebration that has become the highlight of Midwinter for many.

CODES Listen List

The inaugural announcement of CODES new audiobook juried list will be made at the 2012 Book and Media Awards. The Listen List honors the outstanding work of narrators whose reading creates a new story experience for listeners, one a reader could not achieve by her/his own reading of a printed book. The lists consists of twelve titles, all of which will be annotated and include listenalikes. This award extends CODES work promoting and supporting collection development and readers’ advisory service, extending that support into the realm of whole collection RA.

CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group

Saturday January 21, 2012; 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Dallas Convention Center, A302

For Midwinter 2012, the CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group is focusing on collection assessment. While assessing library services and resources has been important for many years, the current economic realities and serious interest in “return on investment” has brought it to the forefront in all kinds of libraries. Participants will exchange information on how their institutions are implementing collection assessment activities and share the methodologies they are using and the outcomes that result. What works and what does not work? How does assessment affect collection development decisions, budgeting, and cooperative collection development activities with other libraries?

Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on this very hot collection development topic. All conference registrants are invited to join us.