Monday, March 22, 2010
Marie L. Radford wins 2010 Mudge Award for contribution to reference librarianship
Marie L. Radford, associate professor at the School of Communication and Information, Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has been selected the 2010 winner of the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award. The award, which is administered by RUSA and generously supported by Gale Cengage Learning, recognizes distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. In selecting Radford for this honor, the committee cited her many accomplishments, including authorship of four books, among them "Conducting the Reference Interview (2nd ed.)," "The Reference Encounter: Interpersonal Communication in the Academic Library" and "Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating, and Citing"; editorship of three other books, including "Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends" and "Academic Library Research"; numerous articles published in top library journals; and dozens of conference papers and presentations"