RUSA Call for Proposals

Interested in sharing your expertise with a wider library audience? Motivated to enhance your teaching and presentation skills? Consider submitting a proposal for a webinar or an online course to contribute to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. RUSA encourages librarians and subject experts to submit proposals that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership, or staff-training in following topic areas:

  • Reference services
  • User instruction
  • Assessment of services
  • Collection development
  • Resource discovery and usability
  • Resource sharing/ ILL
  • Hot or trending topics

Proposals are accepted year-round. Webinars and online courses approved for presentation are offered between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for the Zoom Platform, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Please note, there are separate forms for courses and webinars proposals:

Online course submission form

Online webinar submission form

Questions about submissions or about RUSA’s online learning programs should be sent to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association. RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology.

RUSA has six specialty sections that are free to RUSA members: BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section), CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section), ETS (Emerging Technologies Section), HS (History Section), RSS (Reference Services Section), and STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section).

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