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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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money plants

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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Tag, you’re it! #HumansOfRUSA

November 17, 2017

Who is RUSA? You are! Follow us on Twitter @ALA_RUSA and tell us why you love being a member! Post a favorite picture and tag your RUSA friends and give a shout out to your section. Let’s get everyone…

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On being thankful: We all make the world

November 27, 2017

Throughout the year, committees of the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, are hard at work selecting the year’s best in reading and reference for adult readers. The culminating event, RUSA’s Book…

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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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Achievement awards standardized naming convention

October 13, 2017

You may have noticed that some of your bookmarks for the achievement awards are displaying 404 error. In light of a recent agreement to standardize the naming convention for RUSA’s achievement awards, RUSA has undergone some site maintenance and…

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RUSA Annual Achievement Awards

Achievement awards ceremony to be sunset

August 28, 2017

RUSA has hosted many wonderful award ceremonies at the American Library Association Annual Conference, honoring dozens of talented and remarkable librarians. We would not be a able to do this without the faithful support provided from our sponsors. In the…

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Call for 2018 Annual Conference Program Proposals

May 17, 2017

The submission site for 2018 Annual Conference Programs is now open for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, which will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018. All programs are to…

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Make an impact with RUSA

July 12, 2017

Are you looking to stretch your marketing dollars further? Want to make a special impact on your audience? The RUSA sponsorship and recognition program is designed to highlight those vendor partners who support the work of the organization and the…

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