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Thank you to those who stood in for elections for roles within RUSA leadership. We have the results for the 2021 election! Congratulations to our new leaders: DIVISION LEADERSHIP Vice-President/President-Elect: Cynthia A. JohnsonDivision Councilor: Alesia McManus SECTION LEADERSHIP BRASSVice-Chair/Chair Elect: Emily TreptowMember at Large: Grace LiuCODESVice…(Read More)

Cynthia Johnson has been elected the 2021-22 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).  Johnson will serve her Presidential term during 2022-23. “My entire career as a librarian has focused on helping our users figure out how to use our libraries and find the information or materials they need…(Read More)

CHICAGO- Register today for this five-week asynchronous course titled ” Whole Person Librarianship: Relationships are the New Reference Collection” scheduled to begin on Monday, April 19, 2021.  Whole Person Librarianship applies social work concepts to library practice to improve patron services across library types. As library-social work collaborations expand in number and…(Read More)

Alexander Blend, Librarian at Middle Country Public Library, was selected as the 2021 winner for the Public Librarian Support Award for his enthusiastic service and dedication to the interlibrary loan community; for his advocacy on behalf of resource sharing practitioners; and for his important work with interlibrary loan cost and turnaround time data. Alex Blend…(Read More)

Register today for this 60-minute webinar titled “Level Up: Tools and Tips for More Engaging Online Learning” scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 12:00pm Central. Navigating the library environment during the COVID-19 pandemic has engendered technological partnerships that enable us to connect meaningfully with our communities. Librarians will discuss their use…(Read More)

CHICAGO- Register today for the six-week course titled “Artificial Intelligence in the Library: Its Application in Reference and User Services” scheduled to begin on Monday, April 12, 2021. In this asynchronous six-week course, participants will learn about artificial intelligence, become familiar with its basic functionality, and identify ways artificial intelligence can be used…(Read More)

CHICAGO- Register today for the four-week RUSA course titled “Project Management in Libraries” scheduled to begin on Monday, April 5, 2021. In this four-week course, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class…(Read More)

Mariah Antoinette Lovick was awarded the RUSA Federal Rising Stars Initiative for her impeccable and conscientious customer service, and her dedication and commitment to upholding library standards and enthusiastically adapting them in ways that not only encourage participation in library activities but that also provide enhanced services to meet new challenges. Ms. Lovick began her…(Read More)

Catherine G. Zimmerman has been chosen for this year’s first RUSA Exceptional Service Award for her creativity and outstanding commitment to broadening library services, as well as the meaningful impacts she has made at both local community and national levels of engagement bringing resources and highly skilled interaction to a wide variety of library…(Read More)

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