Reference and User Services Association

RUSA calls for 2016 institute, preconference and program proposals

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is now accepting institute, preconference and program proposals for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on May 11, 2015. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Network and get involved at RUSA 101 with the Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host RUSA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, in conjunction with the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. Location to be announced.

ALA unveils shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 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 U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco in June, each winning author will receive $5,000, and the four finalists will each receive $1,500. 

Selected 2015 shortlisted titles are:

danah boyd is keynote speaker at the Reference and User Services Association President’s Program

CHICAGO — danah boyd will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California.

Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Bookstores, joins 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — Cathy Langer, lead buyer for the independent Tattered Cover Bookstores in Denver, Colorado, joins the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction selection committee. She was chosen by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to represent independent booksellers on the committee, reflecting the impact and influence of the awards on general readers beyond the library.

RUSA offers two outstanding preconferences; Intellectual Property and ILL Data Storm

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering two preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Don’t miss these exclusive RUSA programs, Intellectual Property for Entrepenuers and ILL Data Storm – Practical Assessment, which promise to interest learners at every level.

Guide to Reference to cease publication

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the Guide to Reference Editorial Review Board, is discontinuing Guide to Reference. The subscription website will continue to operate and be updated through Jan. 31, 2016 but will immediately cease accepting new subscriptions; renewals will be accepted on a prorated basis.  The Guide will be freely accessible beginning February 2016 but at some future date will cease to be available online.

RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section names winners for excellence in book reviewing and promotion of African American literature

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of two achievement awards which recognize the profession’s most exceptional contributors to readers’ advisory and collection development services.

RUSA's History Section names winners of projects for excellence in historical and genealogical research

CHICAGO—The History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has named the winners of three achievement awards which honor outstanding service and contributions to the fields of historical and genealogical research.

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