2012 Dartmouth Medal Winners

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

This is always one of my favorite events at the ALAMW conference, the RUSA awards.  Of particular interest to me as a reference librarian is the Dartmouth Medal for the most outstanding reference work of the year.  While the winners this year were truly deserving, I found myself sentimental over the lifetime achievement award for […]

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eBooks and Maritime History – see and hear it at ALAMW

December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

Peter McCracken, librarian and founder of Serials Solutions, has a new hobby – ships.  His site, ShipIndex.org, helps people do research on hundreds of thousands of specific vessels. With over 1.5 million citations in it, the site tells you what books, journals, CD-ROMs, websites, databases, and other sources mention particular ships. It includes vessels mentioned […]

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2010 Dartmouth Medal Winners

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

The Dartmouth Medal, honoring a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, is awarded each year by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.  This year, 3 titles were honored, one as the Dartmouth Medal winner and two for Honorable Mention.  All 3 multivolume titles are available in ebook […]

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ALA’s Dartmouth Award Finally Goes to an Electronic Source

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

For the first time in history, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Dartmouth Award, designating outstanding quality and significance to a reference source, was given to an electronic resource.  Greenwood’s Pop Culture Universe, was the 2009 recipient. The Committee selected Pop Culture Universe because it compiles over 300 sources of pop culture information into a fun, […]

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