RUSA Organization and Planning


To serve the board of directors in an advisory capacity by reviewing division organization and activities with the purpose of assisting the division in avoiding duplication of effort and making sure that the activities of RUSA are compatible with the goals of the division and the goals of ALA as a whole. To undertake special projects which do not fall within the scope of existing committees.


Alicia Kathryn Ahlvers (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Bryna R. Coonin (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Linda Friend (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Elizabeth Marie German (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jeannette E. Pierce (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jennifer Marjorie Jacobs (RUSA STARS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Diana D. Shonrock (RUSA RSS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Susan Hornung (RUSA Executive Director, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 05/30/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


See RUSA or Section Bylaws.


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Get Involved

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.

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