"David Shumaker, associate professor at the Catholic University of America, has received the 2009 Rose Vormelker Award for excellence in guiding and mentoring future information professionals and librarians awarded by the Special Libraries Association. Since joining the faculty at CUA, Shumaker has actively recruited students to the library profession and promoted the values of special librarianship. His students from the marketing information services class participate in real-life practical assignments in libraries across the American capital. He was honoured for his instruction on embedded librarianship and marketing and establishing librarians collaborative programmes. Shumaker has served as clinical associate professor and director of the Information Commons at the CUA School of Library and Information Science since August 2006"