August 15, 2019

R.U.S.A Newsletter

Message from RUSA

New Mission Statement

RUSA Mission Statement

RUSA is proud to share its new Mission Statement, which was recently adopted by the Board of Directors.


"The Reference and User Services Association is a network to educate, empower, and inspire its members to advance the evolution of the profession and better serve users in a continuously changing information society."


RUSA President’s Program Featured in American Libraries

Toward Empowerment - Reflecting on inclusion in user services

The RUSA President’s Program at the recent ALA Annual Conference, Towards Empowerment – Reflections on inclusion in user services, was featured in American Libraries magazine. The sold out program was one of the many highlights of at the Annual Conference.


RUSA 2019-20 Leadership Acknowledged @ ALA Annual Luncheon

RUSA 2019-20 Leadership Acknowledged @ ALA Annual Luncheon

As a new membership year begins, will assume the role of RUSA President with as President-Elect. RUSA would like to give a BIG thank you to for the leadership and dedication she provided RUSA during her 2018-19 presidential term.


For more information about the 2019-2020 leadership, please visit the .


Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Register for the upcoming Mastering Emotional Intelligence course beginning on September 9, 2019.


Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an indispensable skill that can help you and your staff communicate more effectively and help foster a more inclusive library environment. EI is a trait that can be cultivated, and in this four-week course, we will discuss theories about developing emotionally intelligent staff through training, mentoring, and succession planning.


2020 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

2020 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 10, 2019, for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Chicago, IL, June 25-30, 2020. Once again, proposals will be accepted via for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices.


Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic that is relevant to the library profession. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status.


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