RUSA Level and Interest Group Programming at AC24

RUSA Level and Interest Group Programming at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference

Saturday, June 29, 2024

8:30 am – 10:00 am Shared Collection Interest Group Meeting

This session will have a presentation or two and then a lively discussion around the topic of shared collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative collection development.

10:00 am – 11:00 am RUSA Accessibility Assembly

Are you interested in improving access and inclusion for people with disabilities? Are you working on disability initiatives for ALA or another library organization? Come talk to us!

Members and non-members of the ALA Accessibility Assembly are invited to attend and share their insights to improve access and inclusion for all.

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

Join us for an open discussion on first-year student library initiatives. Attendees will provide brief 3-minute updates, fostering collaborative insights into strategies, challenges, and innovative programs.
Come share and enhance your understanding of supporting students in their initial academic journey.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Meetup for Federal and Military Librarians

The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Interest Group (FAFLIG) holds an in-person social to discuss issues relevant to federal and military librarians and library staff.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

11:00 am – 12:00 pm RUSA Coffee and Conversations

Drop in anytime to learn more about RUSA, meet the incoming President, RUSA members, and member leaders. We look forward to sharing a cup of coffee and hearing from you on how RUSA can continue to help you achieve your career goals! Open to all conference attendees! Sponsored by Bloomsbury

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm RUSA President’s Program: Back to the Future: Predictions from Library 2035

Libraries are pivotal service centers for our communities. Whether they serve public, academic, school, or special library communities, they provide crucial information access despite many challenges. As libraries continue to evolve to meet the needs of their communities, what does the future of libraries look like? What types of services and challenges do library employees see occurring in the future? Dr. Sandra Hirsh has brought together a group of library visionaries to ponder these questions (and more) in the book “Library 2035: Imagining the Next Generation of Libraries.” Join us for a panel discussion with some of the book’s authors and hear first-hand their thoughts on what the future holds for libraries, how we can conquer challenges, and how we can continue to serve the public good.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm RUSA Huddle

An opportunity for a collaborative discussion on topics relevant to RUSA.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ALA Trivia Championship

It’s well known that librarians are the best at trivia, but who is the best of the best? Join us at this national championship cosponsored by GameRT, RUSA, NMRT and SustainRT and compete for the title of “Reference Champions of America” in this team-based trivia event.

Register today for the ALA Annual Conference here!