Reference and User Services Association

[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. 

RUSA Offers eCourse on Instructional Design for Librarians

CHICAGO—Beginning September 12, 2016, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will offer a six week course on using the instructional design process and how to apply it effectively in the library.

Call for Participation: RUSA Name Change Task Force asks members to "Name RUSA"

CHICAGO--The Reference and User Services Association is considering a change in the name of the organization to ensure the continuous support and representation of its current and future members' needs and interests. RUSA

Authors bring historical fiction, fantasy, poetry and adrenaline to RUSA’s 2016 Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO-- The Reference and User Services Association will host five award-winning authors — James Hannaham, Joy Harjo, Naomi Novik, Jim Shepard, Karin Slaughter-- at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,”  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s book awards for adults.

LeBeau elected RUSA 2017-2018 president

CHICAGO — Chris LeBeau, assistant teaching professor /learning and research librarian at the University of Missouri, iSchool / University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been elected the 2017-2018 president of the Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA). Prior to working in her current position, LeBeau was the reference librarian and coordinator of electronic services at Creighton University.