General News

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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RUSA’s 2019 Award Winners

May 7, 2019

RUSA Division Level: Kay Ann Cassell awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award Heather Holtzman, Paula Knipp, and Kassie Sherman from St. Petersburg College Awarded for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services Nicolette Warisse Sosulski wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for…

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RUSA 2019 Election Results

April 11, 2019

Thank you to those who stood in for elections for roles within RUSA leadership. We have the results for the 2019 election! Congratulations to our new leaders: DIVISION LEADERSHIP Vice-President/President-Elect: Courtney McDonald Secretary: Bobray Bordelon DIVISION BYLAWS…

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Melissa Tracy Remembered

April 11, 2019

RUSA Staff member Melissa Tracy sadly lost her courageous battle against cancer this week.  Melissa was a positive influence on her fellow RUSA colleagues and fully committed to serving RUSA and its membership.  Her loss will be sorely felt but…

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Create Impactful Library Services for Older Adults

April 11, 2019

Let’s face it, we all want to age well. Libraries are a community focal point with capacity to strategically facilitate, coordinate and partner with other organizations to educate, empower and engage older adults. Libraries and Aging 101: Educate, Engage…

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2019-2020 President-Elect of RUSA Announced

April 10, 2019

Courtney McDonald, Learner Experience & Engagement Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Libraries, has been elected the 2019-20 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).  McDonald will serve her Presidential term during 2020…

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