Barry Trott, Editor

CODES was well represented in Orlando at the ALA Annual Conference.  The program “Harnessing Research and Data to Advance Readers’ Advisory Services, ” the annual “Literary Tastes” breakfast, and of course the annual Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception all highlighted CODES and other RUSA activities.

Summer and fall are a busy time of year for CODES book and media awards committees!  CODES members are hard at work reading, listening and evaluating books, reference works, and other resources across all genres and formats in anticipation of the RUSA Book and Media Awards ceremony next January 2017 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  Membership in the book and media awards committees run February through January.  CODES leadership will be making appointments to these committees in late fall and winter.  Are you interested in serving on one of the book and media awards committees?  Check out the list of CODES committees at, click on a committee name to read about its charge, and volunteer via the RUSA Online Volunteer Form at

CODES has several other committees in addition to the book and media awards.  Appointments to these committees are made in the early spring.  It’s not too late to be thinking about joining!  Again, take a look at the list of committees at and volunteer at

If you have questions about the purpose, composition, or work of any committee, contact Dan Mack, CODES Chair, at