RUSA at Annual Conference 2024

The complete schedule of RUSA programs and room locations are listed below. Full program descriptions are available on the Annual Conference website.

RUSA @ ALA Annual Conference

Friday, June 28, 2024

HS Preconference – The History and Heritage of the Asian Cultures Who Call San Diego Home, 8:15 am – 4:45 pm – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 1

BRASS Preconference – The Business of Vice: A Discussion about reference work concerning business often described as vices, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm –   SDCC, Room 7B

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Shared Collections Interest Group Meeting, 8:30 – 10am – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 10

STARS All Members Meeting, 8:30-10 am – SDCC, Room 10

BRASS All Members Meeting, 8:30-11 am – SDCC, Room 01 A

Breaking Boundaries: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT to Transform Library Services, 9-10 am – SDCC, Room 30 A B C D E

History Librarians Discussion Group, 9-10 am – Marriott Marquis, Presidio Room

Accessibility Assembly, 10-11 am – SDCC, Room 14 A

Charting First-Year Library Experiences: An Open Discussion on Student Initiatives, 10:30-11:30 am – SDCC, Room 13

Networks and Networking in Business Librarianship, 11:00 am -12:00 noon – SDCC, Room 11 B

Empowering the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, 1-2 pm – SDCC, Room 32 A B

You’ve Got Their Attention Make It Count: Micro-Learning for Adult Learners in the Library, 1-2 pm – SDCC, Room 9

BRASS Discussion Group and Awards, 1-2:30 pm – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 05

High-Impact Practices: Identifying Meaningful Mentoring Constellations in Libraries, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – SDCC, Room 2

Accessible Method Librarians Can Use to Identify the Authorship of Archival Anonymous Texts with Computational-Linguistics, 4:00-5:00 pm – SDCC, Room 28 D E

History Section All-Section Meeting, 4:00-5:00 pm – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 11

Meetup for Federal and Military Librarians, 4:00-5:00 pm – Marriott Marquis, Carlsbad

2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Award Ceremony and Reception, 7-10 pm – San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Ave, Neil Morgan Auditorium

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Literary Luminaries: Celebrating The Best Reading of the Year (RUSA), 8-10 am – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 5

Collaboration as the Strength of RSS Retreat, 9-10 am – SDCC, Room 01 B

Optimizing Resource Sharing: Evidence-Based Approaches for Improving the Efficiency of Borrowing Networks, 9-10 am – SDCC, Room 5 A

Genealogy & Local History Discussion Group Meeting, 10-11 am – Marriott Marquis, Catalina

RUSA Coffee and Conversations, 11-12 noon – SDCC, Room 01 B Sponsored by Bloomsbury

Supporting All Learners by Debunking the Learning Styles Neuromyth, 11 -12 noon – SDCC, Room 9

RUSA President’s Program “Back to the Future: Predictions from Library 2035”, 1-2 pm – SDCC, Room 28 A B C

RUSA Huddle, 2:30 3:30 pmSDCC, Room 06 D

The 30th Annual Reference Research Forum, 2:30-3:30 pm – SDCC, Room 24 A B

ALA Trivia Championship 7-9 pm – Marriott Marquis, Grand Ballroom Section 5 Cosponsored with GameRT, NMRT, RUSA and SustainRT

Monday, July 1, 2024

Demystifying AI for Business and Libraries, 9-10 am – SDCC, Room 03

Telling our Story: Career Paths in Resource Sharing, 10:30 -11:30 am – SDCC, Room 5 A

BRASS Leadership Council, 1-2 pm – SDCC, Room 10

The African American and Ethnic-American Press: Newspaper Collection Development and Access in the 21st Century, 1 -2 pm – SDCC, Room 5 A

Beyond Borders: Beyond Basics: the value of International Resource Sharing, 2:30 -3:30 pm – SDCC, Room 28 D E  

Paddling the Canoe Together: Three Pacific Island Librarians Share Ways to Serve Indigenous Communities, 2:30 -3:30 pm – SDCC, Room 24 A B

Fill the Gap at Your Library: Justify Hiring a Second Business Librarian, 4-5 pm – SDCC, Room 11B

*San Diego Convention Center-SDCC

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