Reference and User Services Association

New RUSA online course provides foundation in interlibrary loan practices in public, academic libraries

CHICAGO — The first offering of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101, a new online course offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 14, 2012; registration is open now!

Rita Moss recognized by RUSA BRASS for outstanding contributions to business librarianship

CHICAGO — Rita W. Moss, business and economics librarian and head of the social sciences team, Davis Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is the 2012 recipient of the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship - an annual honor presented by the Business and Reference Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning.

Reserve free 30-minute sessions with library consultants at 'Consultants Give Back' event

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. — an opportunity for libraries to receive free 30-minute consultation sessions from professional library consultants.

Notable Book author, New York Times best-seller and Carnegie Medal finalist Banks at RUSA Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO —Russell Banks, acclaimed author of “The Sweet Hereafter,” “Rule of the Bone” and 2012 Notable Book “Lost Memory of Skin” (Ecco) joins the author lineup alongside Erin Morgenstern, Candice Millard and Mark Adams for the 2012 Literary Tastes program, an author event hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Kern elected vice-president/president-elect of RUSA

CHICAGO — M. Kathleen Kern, reference librarian at the University of Illinois, has won election to the post of vice-president/president-elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the division of ALA representing librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, adult readers’ advisory and resource sharing.

Carolyn Larson recognized for service to RUSA MARS with My Favorite Martian Award

CHICAGO —Carolyn S. Larson, head of the Business Reference Section - Science, Technology & Business Division/Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2012 My Favorite Martian Award for contributions to the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association.

Georgia State University’s Joel Glogowski wins new RUSA BRASS conference travel grant for academic librarians

CHICAGO — Joel Glogowski, economics, public management and policy and business librarian at Georgia State University, is the inaugural recipient of the BRASS Business Expert Press Award for Academic Librarians, a travel grant presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA Reference Service Press Award presented to research articles in consumer health literacy, service provision standards

CHICAGO — Two articles published in “Reference and User Services Quarterly” (RUSQ) are being honored with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2012 Reference Service Press Award: “Promoting Consumer Health Literacy: Creation of a Health Information Librarian Fellowship,” authored by Nancy D. Zionts, Jan Apter, Julianna Kuchta and Pamela K. Greenhouse, and “Are We Getting Warmer?: Query Clarification in Live Chat Virtual Reference,” authored by Marie L.

Authors bring adventure, intrigue and magic to RUSA’s 2012 Literary Tastes program

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association will host three award-winning authors — Erin Morgenstern, Candice Millard and Mark Adams -- at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,”  a conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary adult book awards.

Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s esteemed Monroe Award for adult library services

CHICAGO —Neal Wyatt, Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Margaret E. Monroe Award for significant contributions to library services for adults.

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