General News

Spring, 2019 Issue of Academic BRASS Now Available

June 17, 2019

The spring, 2019 issue of the Academic BRASS newsletter is now published and can be accessed at http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/publications/academicbrass Special thanks to webmaster Annette Buckley, and to authors Adrienne Brennecke, Sally Armstrong, Tim…

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eForum Explores New Technology for Virtual Reference

June 17, 2019

The RUSA-ETS Managing Emerging Technologies Committee and the RUSA-RSS Virtual Reference Services Committee mediated an eForum on the “Past, Present, and Future of Virtual Reference & Emerging Technologies” this past February. The forum attracted at least sixty-two…

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Don’t miss the 2019 Carnegie Award Ceremony

June 7, 2019

Since its inception in 2012, the celebration of the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been an ALA Annual Conference highlight. The excitement continues this summer; featured speaker Laura Lippman, award-winning author…

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BRASS Awards Ceremony

May 20, 2019

  Come to the BRASS Awards Ceremony being held as part of the BRASS Discussion Group meeting Sunday, June 23, 8:30 am – 10:00 am at the Washington Convention Center, 207A. The BRASS Achievement Award winners that will be…

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Marketing the 21st Century Library

May 17, 2019

Learn how to use marketing and promotions to plan for the future, engage with users, and improve awareness of the library profession. Register for this four-week course beginning on May 20, 2019 which teaches you the difference between marketing…

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SCOE at Conference

May 7, 2019

ALA’s Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) has been working since June 2018 to carry out a comprehensive review and study of ALA’s governance, member participation, and legal structures and systems, with the goal of proposing changes that…

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Reference Research Forum 25th Anniversary

May 7, 2019

Twenty-five years ago the Research and Statistics Committee, then part of Management and Operation Of User Services Section (MOUSS), sponsored the first Reference Research Forum. The Reference Research Forum has continued through the years even as RUSA sections changed…

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