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Cynthia Johnson Hello RUSA!  I’m excited to begin my year as President. This coming year we will continue to build on the Division’s successes over the past year, as well as the contributions of everyone in RUSA over the last few years as our lives were upended by COVID. I’d like…(Read More)

The RUSA Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Services Providers Review and Revise Task Force has been charged to update this document and we want your input on all and any changes we are suggesting. The primary focus of these updates is the incorporation of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility; in particular, we…(Read More)

Thursday, June 23, 2022 HS Preconference 9:00am-4:00pm – Off Site, Library of Congress Friday, June 24, 2022 STARS All Committee Meeting 10:30-11:30am – Washington Convention Center, 146C BRASS All Committee Meeting 1:00pm-2:00pm – Washington Convention Center, 201 Genealogy & Local History Discussion 1:00pm-2:00pm – Washington Convention Center…(Read More)

Don’t Miss this Exciting Event from RUSA Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year Sunday, June 26 8:00am-10:00am Courtyard Marriott, Shaw Ballroom Register Online Details: What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some…(Read More)

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: Design and Marketing For Libraries Course Four-week asynchronous course beginning on Monday, June 13, 2022 This four-week course will teach students how to…(Read More)

Interview with the 2022 Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant awardee, Dr. Hyerim Cho. By Jason Coleman, member of RUSA’s Achievement Awards Committee In early May I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Hyerim Cho, the 2022 winner of the Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant. We discussed her motivation for becoming a librarian, the research…(Read More)

RUSA is sponsoring multiple programs in addition to the President’s Program during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference. Additionally, meetings of the RUSA board, Section boards, committee meetings and discussion groups can be found on the Conference Scheduler here. Saturday, June 25, 2022  A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: the Open Source Future…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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: Design and Marketing for Libraries Webinar 75-minute live webinar scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Learn marketing principle and standards of design to apply…(Read More)