Summer 2024 Online Learning with RUSA

The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), continues to offer an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below:

Who Manages, Who Leads: Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed, Lead

Four-week asynchronous course starting on July 15, 2024

Who Manages, Who Leads Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed, Lead is the two-part series of four-week interactive programs, to introduce and continue educating existing managers and leaders to advance theory and practice. Managers see mission. Leaders see vision. To every leader you will have a manager and to every manager a leader. Issues in managing other staff, resources, and services, as well as leadership roles and expectations are daunting tasks. Yes, some leaders are born, but others can be trained.

Libraries and Aging 101: Educate, Engage and Empower Mature Adults

Four-week asynchronous course starting on July 29, 2024

Many communities are home to an aging population. Libraries in these communities need to be able to educate, empower and engage older adults.

In this four-week course, librarian and gerontologist Fatima Perkins shares data-driven strategies that will help you assess the needs of the older population in your community and create impactful programs and services.

Learning about AI: Level Up Your Skills Without Overwhelming Your Mind

60-minute webinar on Wednesday, August 7, 2024

The swiftly developing landscape of artificial intelligence and its rapid integration into our work and personal lives, can feel confusing and overwhelming. This webinar will help you think about AI in your own work and plan your own personal AI learning journey, while also providing thoughtful recommendations on how both you and your users can get started. AI is for everyone, make it work for you!

Don’t see a topic that interests you, check out our continually updated listings here or submit a proposal form here.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more at