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.
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
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.
CHICAGO—The President of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Anne Houston, has appointed Celia Ross, Associate Librarian at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan as Vendor Relations Liaison.
The 2017 committee is starting work on selecting titles for the longlist for these prestigious awards, now in their sixth year. Since 2015, the shortlist announcements are being made in October (for books published during that calendar year) and winner announcements in January at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The celebratory event continues to be held at ALA Annual Conference each June.
The 2017 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers.
CHICAGO—The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of RUSA has selected the winners of its two achievement awards honoring librarians providing exceptional service in the fields of interlibrary loan, resource sharing and document delivery.
CHICAGO— Sarah J. Hammill, business and online learning librarian at Florida International University, was selected as the 2016 winner of the RSS Service Achievement Award. The award recognizes a member that has made exceptional contributions to RUSA’s Reference Services Section.