Reference and User Services Association

RUSA offers preconference on user experience and testing in the library

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) are hosting “We Are All User Experience Librarians: Creating Change from the Trenches” preconference.

Wiegand wins Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award

CHICAGO—Wayne A. Wiegand, author and  F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award, administered by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Hussey, Cordova win STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Awards

CHICAGO--Elizabeth Hussey (left), Public Services Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) and Eleana Cordova (right) Adult Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Wayne Public Library (NJ), were selected as the 2017 winners of the Atlas Systems Mentoring Awards, administered by the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Selection Committee announced

The 2018 committee is starting work on selecting titles for the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, now in their seventh year. The 2018 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers.

Seangill 'Peter' Bae, winner of Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

CHICAGO—Seangill 'Peter' Bae, Circulation Services Director of Firestone Library at Princeton University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award, administered by the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of RUSA. Bae was selected for outstanding and sustained contributions to the resource sharing community regionally, nationally and internationally.

RUSA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public. Whether you want to acquire new skills or sharpen your current skills, RUSA's online courses and webinars offer convenient and flexible learning opportunities on both basic and advance topics. Basic topics may include the reference interview and readers' advisory to name a few.

Erin Cavell named 2017 winner of Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

CHICAGO--Erin Cavell, Small Business Librarian at Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library has been selected as the 2017 Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Raymond Pun named winner of Emerald Research Grant for “Mapping Collaborations”

CHICAGO—Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University, Fresno was named the 2017 winner of the Emerald Research Grant, administered by the Business and Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Pun was selected for his project, “Mapping Collaborations between Business Librarians and Career Counselors,” an exploratory study of how academic business librarians collaborate with career centers to support student success.

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