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What can RUSA do for you?

December 26, 2017

The RUSA Member Engagement Committee is here to engage you! Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey by February 9. Help us help you! We want you to make the most of your RUSA membership! RUSA has…

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Funding seeks library research

December 18, 2017

The History Section of the Reference and User Services Association is seeking research proposals for a $2,500 research grant. The History Research and Innovation Award, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage Company, is looking for research proposals related to history…

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Fall, 2017 Academic BRASS Newsletter Now Available

December 26, 2017

The fall 2017 issue of the Academic BRASS newsletter is now published (see below). Special thanks to webmaster and author Annette Buckley, and to authors Paul Brothers, Ben Richards, and Forrest Wright. Inside this issue you will find an account…

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Do TWICE THE GOOD with one donation

November 13, 2017

Every once in a while, an opportunity to do MORE comes along. This is one such opportunity – the chance to do TWICE THE GOOD with one donation. An anonymous donor is matching gifts made between now and January 15,…

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Protect Net Neutrality

RUSA Member Resources for Net Neutrality

December 5, 2017

You have no doubt seen many items in your email and news feed about Net Neutrality. RUSA wants to be sure our members have the information they need, not only to make their voice heard, but also to serve as…

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2018 Emerging Leader Hailley Fargo

Hailley Fargo selected as RUSA’s 2018 Emerging Leader

December 6, 2017

RUSA is pleased to announce that Hailley Fargo has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader! Hailley is the Student Engagement Librarian at Pennsylvania State University. ALA’s Emerging Leader Program is designed to enable library staff and information workers…

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Be proactive, not reactive to shortfalls in revenue

December 7, 2017

Upon releasing his new book, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits (ALA Editions, 2016), I had the chance to follow up with author and BRASS member, Ed Rossman about how he entered librarianship and why it’s important…

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