Professional Development News

Annual Achievement Awards

Achievement awards nomination period opens

October 1, 2017

Beginning October 1, 2017, RUSA will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by January 5, 2018*. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues…

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RUSQ Seeks Editor

September 19, 2017

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) seeks applicants for the position of editor or co-editors of Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ). The term is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. The…

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Genealogy Institute Sponsored by ProQuest at MW18

September 13, 2017

RUSA Genealogy Institute Sponsored by ProQuest Fri., February 9, 2018 – 8:00am -4:00pm Event Code: RUS1 The RUSA Genealogy Institute will explore diverse topics in genealogy and genealogy research; such as, highlighting local sources of archival and genealogical information…

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IAmRUSA podcast with David Murray

August 18, 2017

This podcast focuses on David’s transition as a librarian who worked at Temple University, and then moved to the College of New Jersey. We discuss how he is adjusting to having access to fewer primary source databases, and what…

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RUSQ journal moves to open access

August 3, 2017

RUSA announces that its Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal will move to open access beginning with the fall 2017 issue. RUSQ disseminates information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists and other professionals involved in user-oriented library…

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Taking Stock of Your Personal Finance Collection at Your Library

July 26, 2017

Interested in maintaining a current, relevant personal finance collection? Roslyn Donald and Lisa Liu of the Santa Clara County Library District will share some practical guidelines for selecting these materials. They are also interested in learning about other libraries’ particular…

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Survey: What are you teaching about trustworthy information?

July 19, 2017

Please share your tips and techniques for teaching and learning about trustworthy information by completing a short 12-question survey. Esther Grassian, column co-editor, will summarize and analyze responses for the Information Literacy and Instruction column in a special…

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