June 25, 2022
Marie Concannon, head of government information and data archives for the University of Missouri Libraries, recently received two awards from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Concannon received the RUSA History Section’s Genealogy/History Achievement Award for her creation, research and management of the “Prices and Wages by Decade” library guide, and her overall service to the library community and ALA. The prices and wages guide helps researchers locate primary sources that show historic retail prices and average wages, linking to government reports, catalogs and newspapers.
Concannon also received the RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services Award for outstanding achievement (also for the guide), and for supporting a more informed citizenry by making economic history more accessible to all.
“We are very excited to see that Marie’s hard work on this guide is being recognized,” said Jeannette Pierce, associate university librarian for research, access and instructional services. Marie’s expertise in the area of government information combined with her commitment to providing excellent service to library users makes her the perfect person to receive these awards.”