Reference and User Services Association

Stacy Gilbert selected as RUSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

Stacy Gilbert, Business Librarian, Assistant Professor at the West Campus Library at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA, United host discussion on library advocacy best practices at Midwinter

CHICAGO—In partnership with United for Libraries, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting “Are you a Proactive or Reactive Advocate? Best Practices from Academic and Public Library Supporters,” an engaging discussion on best practices for library advocacy at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced 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 United States. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

eLearning: RUSA's winter webinars

Each webinar registration is $45 for RUSA members; $50 for ALA members; $65 for non-ALA members; $25 for student members and retired ALA members. Register now.

[Deadline EXTENDED] RUSA’s Online Learning Proposal Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? Send the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Monday, October 31, 2016. Presentations will take place from November 2016 to August 2017.

Successful online learning proposals will:

Upcoming RUSA CODES Conversation: Reader’s Advisory Teaching and Training

CHICAGO — How to teach and learn to perform readers' advisory work in the library is the subject of the next CODES Conversation, a listserv-based discussion hosted by the Reference and User Services Association’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (RUSA CODES), the home for adult readers' advisory within ALA.

Longlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

Forty-seven books (24 fiction, 23 nonfiction) have been selected for the longlist for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from these 47 titles and announced on October 26, 2016.

Call for nominations: RUSA achievement awards and grants

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by December 9, 2016**.

RUSA offers new ecourses: Research methods, resource sharing and communication in the library

CHICAGO—Beginning in October, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer new six week ecourses on empirical research methods, an updated ecourse on ILL practices and procedures, and a new ecourse on communication in the library. 

RUSA offers new webinars for reference librarians and library staff

CHICAGO--July 28 through August 19, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer four new webinars for front line librarians and library staff. 

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