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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation’s newly revised online professional development courses on “Helping Library Patrons with Financial Information Needs” are available for free at smartinvesting.ala.org These courses are offered through a partnership between FINRA and the ALA. Librarian Personal Finance Courses_Flyer…(Read More)

election results written on chalk board

Thank you to those who stood in for elections for roles within RUSA leadership. We have the results for the 2018 election! Congratulations to our new leaders: DIVISION LEADERSHIP Vice-President/President-Elect: Elizabeth (Beth) German Councilor: Alesia McManus SECTION LEADERSHIP BRASS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Ilana Stonebraker Secretary: Lauren Reiter Member at Large: Adele…(Read More)

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On March 8,  ALA President Jim Neal and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Steven Yates released the following joint statement in response to legislation that will allow for the arming of school librarians in Florida schools. Senate Bill 7026 would permit librarians, counselors, and coaches to carry firearms in Florida Public Schools. “The…(Read More)

Eleanor Mitchell and Barbara Watstein, 2018 winners of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

Eleanor Mitchell, Director of Library Services at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Sarah B. Watstein, Dean, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons of Seattle University were selected as the 2018 winners of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor. For the past thirteen years Ms. Mitchell and…(Read More)

We are so excited to introduce Ninah Moore as our new Training & Events Coordinator with both RUSA and ASCLA. Ninah joined us on Monday, March 12, 2018 and brings with her 16+ years of experience with the American Bar Association. In addition to her many responsibilities with the ABA, her primary focus was working…(Read More)

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