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RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. We’re particularly seeking presenters in the following topic areas: Assessment of Services Cataloging/ DEI Collection Development Copyright Reference Behaviors/Services Resource Discovery and usability Resource sharing/ILL User…(Read More)

The submission site for the 2024 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals is now open. We encourage all RUSA members to consider submitting a proposal for the 2024 ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, please see the schedule below. Please use this submission site to submit content by the deadline of September 18, 2023 12…(Read More)

By Mansi Nishit Trivedi 2023 BRASS Student Travel Award Winner Mansi Nishit Trivedi is the recipient of the 2023 BRASS Student Travel Award sponsored by SimplyAnalytics and here is what this award means to her in her own words. “I would like to express my deep gratitude to the selection committee of the 2023 BRASS…(Read More)

The Historical Materials Committee of the American Library Association/Reference and User Services Association’s History Section is soliciting nominations for the committee’s annual Best Historical Materials list. The list consists of the best print and online historical bibliographies, indexes, reference products, and published primary sources created, published, or significantly updated within the past…(Read More)

Has a librarian made a difference in your life or your community? Now is your chance to honor their contributions by nominating them for the American Library Association’s annual l Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users across the country to recognize their favorite librarians working in public…(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: Libraries and Aging 101: Educate, Engage and Empower Mature Adults Four-week asynchronous course starting on July 31, 2023 Many communities are home to an…(Read More)

Cynthia Johnson, RUSA President 2022-23 Dear RUSA members, The RUSA Board met on Tuesday, June 13th. In the meeting the Board approved the updates to the following two RUSA Guidelines: The Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States with Explanatory Text  Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers Both Guidelines…(Read More)

Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am Central – Join your fellow readers and book lovers and hear from some of the year’s best authors from RUSA book and media award winners, Best of Lists and up-and-coming authors discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following…(Read More)

RUSA invites experienced library professionals and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership, or staff training in the following topic areas: Reference services User instruction Assessment…(Read More)