November 11, 2019

R.U.S.A Newsletter

Message from RUSA

Fall 2019 RUSA Quarterly Update

The 2019 Fall 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:



Library cards fuel academic achievement, lifelong opportunity

Library cards fuel academic achievement, lifelong opportunity

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when the American Library Association (ALA) joins libraries nationwide in reminding everyone that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic success and lifelong learning.



Additional Information:

Approval of RUSA STARS Legislation and Licensing Model License Clause

Approval of RUSA STARS Legislation and Licensing Model License Clause

This model clause was developed by the RUSA STARS Legislation & Licensing Committee to advocate for more standardized, modernized, and permissive license language than what currently exists in many electronic resource vendor licenses.


This model clause is recommended to all libraries for their use in negotiating interlibrary loan license terms with electronic resource vendors.


Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Mastering Emotional Intelligence

beginning on October 7, 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. Psychologist and emotional intelligence (EI) expert Daniel Goleman wrote a groundbreaking book "The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace" (2001) in which he says Emotional Intelligence is the ability to "recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others".


RUSQ Spring 2019 issue available

RUSQ Spring 2019 issue available

From the 2018-19 President of RUSA: Technology: The Haves, the Have Nots, and the Not Quite Enoughs

Ann K. G. Brown; email: .


Libraries have increasingly embraced technology and are teaching others how to use it. I coordinate our workshop series, which covers everything from dissertation research all the way to coding.


RUSA Connect
Webinars and e-courses


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November 4

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