Section News

Summary of the First RUSA Tech Showcase

August 8, 2019

Many thanks to Jen Bishop (Carroll County Public Libraries), Don Undeen (Georgetown University), and Liz Sundermann (Baltimore County Public Libraries) for being the stars of the inaugural ALA RUSA Emerging Technologies Section Tech Showcase. What started as a good and…

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Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online

July 26, 2019

Register for the upcoming webinar titled “Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online” scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This webinar is intended for librarians who are new to working with patrons who need to find primary sources…

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Gain Business Reference Skills

June 28, 2019

Business Reference 101 is for any librarian in-training who wants to gain confidence and knowledge around BizRef topics such as company and industry research, consumer and market research, entrepreneurship topics and more. This 3-week long, asynchronous course allows…

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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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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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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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