Lois Bebout Reference Service Award

The Lois Bebout Reference Service Award is bestowed by the Reference Round Table to recognize and honor a librarian for outstanding lifetime achievements in reference and public service. Nominees must be members of the Texas Library Association and the Reference Round Table. A nominee is expected to have achieved distinction by sustained or singular active and creative promotion of reference and public services, by strengthening librarian/library roles and positions in communities, by providing recognized leadership in the professional community, and/or by scholarly contributions.

Nominations are submitted to the Chair of the Reference Round Table and are due prior to the beginning of the TLA Annual Conference each year. When nominations are received, an ad hoc committee is appointed by the Chair of the Reference Round Table to review the nominations and to recommend action by the RRT Executive Board at the following Annual Assembly. If a recipient is selected, the award is presented at the Reference Round Table business or program meeting during the following TLA Annual Conference.

History of the Lois Bebout Award

Nominating Instructions:

The nomination must include (1)  a cover letter stating the award sought, the specific reason(s) for the nomination, and the name and address of both the nominator and nominee; and (2) one-page a list of qualifications, library accomplishments, library and other activities, and library recognitions and awards. Two additional letters supporting the nomination may be submitted. The nomination materials should be sent to the RRT Chair no later than April 1 each year.

Lois Bebout Reference Service Award Recipients:

John C. Hepner, 2007 

Claudette S. Hagle, 1999 

Margaret Irby Nichols,1995 

Jean Furr Tolbert, 1993 

Lois Bebout, 1992

Texas Reference Source Award

Established by the Reference Round Table in 1996, the Texas Reference Source Award recognizes an outstanding reference tool in Texas history, culture or commerce. "Reference tool" encompasses bibliographies, indexes, encyclopedias and other scholarly apparatus. The purpose of the award is to encourage and acknowledge truly superior accomplishments in research and scholarship. The award may be granted to a distinguished reference tool, regardless of format, published or accepted for publication within the three years immediately preceding the closing date for nominations.

Selection is based on scholarship, style and contribution as a Texas reference source. The Reference Round Table's Texas Reference Source Award Committee reviews all entries and recommends a recipient to the Executive Board of the Reference Round Table. Entries must be submitted on or before September 1 of each year in order to be eligible. The award is presented at the Reference Round Table business or program meeting during the following TLA Annual Conference.

History of the Texas Reference Source Award

Nomination Form:

Online Nomination Form or Word

Texas Reference Source Award Winners:

2012 FAST: Financial Allocation Study for Texas
Susan Coombs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Austin:Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 2010-
Print + Electronic at
2011 Texas: A Historical Atlas
A. Ray Stephens; Cartography by Carol Zuber-Mallison.

Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
ISBN13 9780806138732

Texas In Focus
Texas. Comptroller's Office.
Austin: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Research and Analysis Division, 2008- .

 A Statewide View of Opportunities
 Alamo Region 
 Central Texas Region 

 Gulf Coast Region 
 High Plains Region 
 South Texas Region
 Upper East Texas Region 
 Upper Rio Grande Region

2010 The Energy Report 2008
Texas. Comptroller's Office. 
Austin: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Research and Analysis Division, 2008.
2009 Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac
Doug Welsh.
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Pr., November 2007.
ISBN 1-58544-619-X
ISBN13 978-1-58544-619-3 
2008  Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas
George Oxford Miller.
St. Paul, MN: Voyageur Press, March 2006
SBN 0-7603-2539-1
ISBN13 978-0-7603-2539-1
2007  Wildflowers of Texas
Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Fredericksburg: Shearer Publishing, December 2002.
ISBN 0-940672-73-1
ISBN13 978-0-940672-73-4
2006 Texans All Series
College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Pr., March 2004.
2006  The African Texans 
Alwyn Barr.
ISBN 1-58544-321-2; ISBN13 978-1-58544-321-5 (cloth)
ISBN 1-58544-350-6; ISBN13 978-1-58544-350-5 (paper) 
2006  The Asian Texans
Marilyn Dell Brady.
ISBN 1-58544-311-5; ISBN13 978-1-58544-311-6 (cloth)
ISBN 1-58544-312-3; ISBN13 978-1-58544-312-3 (paper)
2006  The European Texans
Allan O. Kownslar.
ISBN 1-58544-351-4; ISBN13 978-1-58544-351-2 (cloth)
ISBN 1-58544-352-2; ISBN13 978-1-58544-352-9 (paper)
2006  The Indian Texans
James M. Smallwood.

ISBN 1-58544-353-0; ISBN13 978-1-58544-353-6 (cloth)
ISBN 1-58544-354-9; ISBN13 978-1-58544-354-3 (paper)
2006  The Mexican Texans
Phyllis McKenzie.

ISBN 1-58544-306-9; ISBN13 978-1-58544-306-2 (cloth)
ISBN 1-58544-307-7; ISBN13 978-1-58544-307-9 (paper)

Trees of Texas: an Easy Guide to Leaf Identification
Carmine Stahl and Rita McElvany.
(W. L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, no. 34)
College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2003.
ISBN: 1-58544-242-9 (cloth), 1-58544-243-7 (paperback) OCLC: 50919920


Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History.
Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten.
(Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, no. 10)
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.
ISBN: 0-292-74710-1 (cloth), 0-292-70527-1 (paperback) OCLC: 50064976

2003  Toxic Plants of Texas: Integrated Management Strategies to Prevent Livestock Losses. 
Charles R. Hart, et al.

College Station: Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, 2000.
OCLC: 47015135 TexDoc Z TA265.7 B873 no.6105

The Texas Almanac: Millennium ed. [60th ed.] 
Mary G. Ramos, Editor.
Dallas: Dallas Morning News; distributed by Texas A&M University Press Consortium, 1999. 
ISBN: 0914511297 OCLC: 47698862


A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects
Bastiaan M. Drees and John A. Jackman. 
Houston: Gulf Publishing, 1998. 
ISBN: 0877192634 OCLC: 37928461

2000 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters. 2nd ed. 
H. Dickson Hoese and Richard H. Moore. 
College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. 
ISBN: 0890967377 OCLC: 37245400
1999  A Field Guide to Spiders and Scorpions of Texas 
John A. Jackman. 

Houston: Gulf Publishing, 1999, c1997. 
ISBN: 0891230483 OCLC: 40660203
1998 The New Handbook of Texas. 6 v. 
Ron Tyler, Editor in Chief ; Douglas E. Barnett, Managing Editor ; 
Roy R. Barkley, Editor ; Penelope C. Anderson, Mark F. Odintz, Associate Editors. 
Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996. 
ISBN: 0876111517 OCLC: 34471325







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