Reference and User Services Association

Learn to improve book annotation writing skills in new RUSA webinar

CHICAGO — A new webinar from the Reference a­­nd User Services Association (RUSA) will teach readers how to improve their book annotation writing skills. “Book Annotations: Short and Snappy Made Easy” is presented by two team members from NoveList, Shauna Griffin, MLS, and Rebecca Honeycutt, MLS, and will take place at 2:30 CDT, Thursday, Nov. 6. For more information and to register, visit http://www.ala.org/rusa/book-annotations-short-and-snappy.

New committee includes independent bookseller for Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO A new committee is set to start work on selecting the prestigious 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awards that reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. For the first time in 2015, an independent bookseller chosen by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) is joining the committee, reflecting the impact and influence of these awards on general readers both inside and beyond the library and adding additional expertise.

RUSA seeks nominations for 2015 achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is seeking nominations for its annual series of awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 14, 2014.

For many years RUSA has been dedicated to celebrating the outstanding achievements of reference librarians and practitioners through the presentation of awards and grants. With over $30,000 generously donated annually by industry sponsors, RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference librarianship.

RUSA announces all new fall online learning lineup

CHICAGO Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces a new line up of online courses for professional development throughout fall 2014 RUSA online courses.  Registration is open. Courses begin as early as Sept. 22.

RUSA calls for webinar and online course proposals

CHICAGO E-books, library programming and outreach, marketing and leading a book group are just some of the topics sought by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) for 2015 online continuing education webinars and online courses.

'The Goldfinch,' 'The Bully Pulpit' win 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

LAS VEGAS –The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt received the medal for fiction, and “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin received the medal for nonfiction.

RUSA 101: A networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members

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 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S222, in conjunction with the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Literary Tastes celebrates the best reading of the year

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab — at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program Literary Tastes, a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards for adults.
 

RUSA Literary Tastes author program features Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab -- at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,"  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards for adults.

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