RUSA Executive Committee


To establish the agenda for board meetings and otherwise facilitate the work of the board; to consider budget proposals and make recommendations to the board; to be responsible for orientation of new RUSA officers, board members, and committee chairs; and to take action on matters that require decisions between meetings of the board.


Joseph A. Thompson, JR (President, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Liane Taylor (President-Elect, June 11, 2014, to June 4, 2015)
Erin Rushton (Secretary, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
M. Kathleen Kern (Past-President, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Jennifer C. Boettcher (RUSA Division Councilor, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Susan Hornung (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2017)
Leighann Wood (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 07/27/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


See RUSA or Section Bylaws.


See Committee Charge.

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ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on RUSA and section committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place between Midwinter and Annual conferences. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, with the exception of the award committees whose work takes place from February to January.

Staff Liaison

Jennifer Cross
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