Reference and User Services Association

RFP: Project director for the creation of 'Guidelines for Provision of Financial Literacy Education Services in Libraries'

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has issued an RFP for a project director to oversee creation of guidelines and best practices for financial literacy education (FLE) services provided by libraries, including research and preparation of guidelines and best practices documents, a roll-out plan and white paper, a webinar, and measures of the success of these materials through interviews, surveys and questionnaires.

University of Alberta’s Kirk MacLeod selected as RUSA Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO — Kirk MacLeod, MLIS candidate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta and serials technician for the Government of Alberta, will serve as the Spectrum Scholar for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

Richard Ford and Timothy Egan win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which are funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Richard Ford’s “Canada” received the medal for fiction, and Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” received the medal for nonfiction.

Lear’s top-to-bottom handbook for adult programs in the library

CHICAGO — Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library, but also better serving existing patrons. Brett W. Lear’s invaluable guide “Adult Programs in the Library,” published by ALA Editions, is back—and the new second edition is better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin.

RUSA 101: Network, get oriented and get involved 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 28, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in conjunction with the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Andrew Carnegie Medal winners to be announced at special event at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The announcement and presentation of the second ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s new single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, will take place during the ALA Annual Conference from 8 - 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. The event — standing-room only in 2012 — takes place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Atlantic Ballroom.

Reference, technology and adult literature featured in RUSA programs offered at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Seeking conference programming covering reference, reference technologies and the best books for adult readers? Look no further than the program slate for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

Registration closing soon for Business Reference 101 preconference offered by RUSA

CHICAGO — New business librarians and reference generalists won’t want to miss “Business Reference 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship,” a 2013 preconference hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA); registration closes June 21.

RUSA Awards Reception at ALA Annual Conference honors top professionals and projects in reference and adult library services

CHICAGO — Celebrate this year’s winners of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) achievement awards in adult reference and library services at the RUSA Awards Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Party, which will be held from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room.

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