ALA Award for Promoting African American Literature

American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) division presented a number of awards, including the inaugural Zora Neal Hurston Award recognizing an individual RUSA member who demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature. The initial winner is Miriam Rodriquez, assistant director, Public Services/Community Integration of the Dallas PL. Rodriguez won the prize for her role in “Tulisoma,” a community-based literary festival highlighting African American authors and artists.

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