June 7, 2019

R.U.S.A Newsletter

Message from RUSA

Quarterly Update: Summer 2019

The 2019 Summer issue of the RUSA Quarterly Update is now available! Read news from the RUSA sections and catch up with ongoing committee work!

The highlighted sections include:


Melissa Gonzalez - I am RUSA


is an opportunity to learn more about your fellow RUSA members. Featured members share what they value in RUSA and why they enjoy being a part of the RUSA community. Also shared are personal anecdotes and outside interests.


This recurring feature will attempt to spotlight RUSA members on a monthly basis. If you are interested in being featured in I am RUSA you can .


This month’s I am RUSA features .


Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens

This is generously sponsored by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group.


Any librarian interested in financial literacy programming would find this webinar helpful, particularly those supporting children and teens. The content will provide helpful resources related to collections and programming.


The webinar will occur July 29th at 1:00 p.m. CT.


Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census

Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census

The American Library Association released the , a new resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States.


“Next year, when people begin to receive mail asking them to complete the census, we know that many of them will have questions about it. ALA’s new Guide is to make sure library workers have answers,” said ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo.


2020 ALA Election

2020 ALA Election

Are you interested in running for ALA office, or know somebody who is?


The Nominating Committee for the 2020 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2020 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.


The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2020 spring election.


ALA Connect
Webinars and e-courses


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