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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

On February 11, while the world is focused on medals of the gold, silver and bronze kind, many of us will be in Denver focusing on medals of another kind—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in  Fiction and Nonfiction. The XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the Carnegie Medals share more…(Read More)

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at RUSA’s Book and…(Read More)

Opening slide for ETS Systems and Services for Discovery's Unconference on First Year Experience and Technologies at ALA Midwinter 2017

The Emerging Technology Section’s Services for Systems and Discovery (SSD) ventured into uncharted (for us) territory during the 2017 Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, GA. The committee organized a lively Unconference on the First Year Experience and Technologies with audience participants from a variety of academic intuitions (and one school media center librarian). The idea…(Read More)

On Saturday January 21 2017, a group of about forty librarians gathered at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta GA to discuss change management and user experience initiatives at their libraries. Sponsored by ETS User Experience (UX) Design Committee, the conversation covered a number of angles surrounding the process of identifying and initiating changes to…(Read More)

virtual conference

Due to the cancellation of the Saturday board meeting (RUSA Board Meeting I) in Atlanta for the Women’s March, we will be having a virtual board meeting on: Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 12pm PT / 1 MT / 2 CT / 3 ET All RUSA members are welcome to attend. If you are not a…(Read More)

Dear RUSA Members, I look forward to seeing those of you who will be in Atlanta for the Midwinter Conference this year. As many of you know, this is my last conference as ALA staff since I’ll be retiring at the end of April 2017. It has been a wonderful 7½ years getting to…(Read More)

ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta

ETS looks forward to extending a warm winter welcome to all ALA Midwinter attendees later this month as we gather in Atlanta to learn, network, and conduct section business. We’ve planned a variety of discussions and programming, including sessions on UX in the Library, Pokemon Go in the library, and an Unconference on the…(Read More)

Atlanta March for Social Jussticve

RUSA Board Meeting I, scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2017, has been cancelled for RUSA members who wish to participate in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. A virtual board meeting will be scheduled after the Midwinter meeting to replace Board I. Questions about the board meeting should be sent to Susan Hornung…(Read More)

Books for Africa

The Reference and User Services Association will be holding a book drive for the organization Books for Africa during the 2017 ALA Midwinter meeting, January 20-23, in Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to bring a book with you on the plane, or pick one up in the exhibits hall. At Midwinter, drop by the ALA…(Read More)

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