Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports

Regular Meeting Minutes: Please post your meeting minutes to the ALA Connect Workspace for your group. When appropriate, please post the minutes publicly so that other RUSA and section members, section chairs and RUSA leadership may see them. Please use this minutes template.

Board Reports: RUSA committees and sections are asked to report twice a year to the RUSA board for the Midwinter and Annual conference meetings. Please upload your board reports publicly to this group within two weeks before or after the conferences, and let the RUSA executive director know when the report has been or will be posted to the group.

 Click here for a report template

If you experience any problems posting your report or need additional guidance, please contact

Connect Committee Workspaces

RUSA and Section Committee meeting and annual reports may be found in the ALA Connect workspace for each group. Below are the groups and their Connect workspaces:


Access to Information
AFL-CIO/ALA Library Service to Labor Groups
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
Awards Coordinating Committee
Budget and Finance Committee
Conference Program Coordinating Committee
Gale Cengage Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services
Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award
John Sessions Memorial Award
Just Ask Council (Ad Hoc)
Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award
Membership Committee
Nominating Committee
Organization and Planning Committee
President's Program Planning Committee
Professional Development
Publications and Communications Committee
Reference & User Services Quarterly Editorial Advisory
Reference Service Press Awards Committee
Resource Development Committee (Ad Hoc)
Review Task Force (Ad Hoc)
RUSA Board of Directors
RUSA Executive Committee
RUSQ Editorial Board
Standards and Guidelines Committee



BRASS Emerald Research Award Committee
BRASS Business Expert Press Award for Academic Librarians
BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries
BRASS Business Reference in Public Libraries
BRASS Business Reference Services Discussion Group
BRASS Business Reference Sources
BRASS Conference Program Planning
BRASS Vendor Relations
BRASS Education
BRASS Executive Committee
BRASS Gale Cengage Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship
BRASS Membership
BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award
BRASS Nominating
BRASS Outstanding Service to Minority Business
BRASS Publications and Communications
BRASS Section Review
BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award


CODES Collection Development Education
CODES Collection Development Planning & Assessment Committee
CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries
CODES Communications
CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development
CODES Dartmouth Medal
CODES Executive Committee
CODES Executive
CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group (No Connect workgroup)
CODES Liaison with Users
CODES The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration (No Connect workgroup)
CODES Louis Shores Award
CODES Notable Books Council
CODES Nominating Committee
CODES Readers Advisory Research and Trends
CODES The Reading List
CODES Reference Publishing Advisory
CODES Outstanding Reference Sources Award
CODES Sophie Brody Medal
CODES University Press Books for Public and School Libraries
CODES Zora Neale Hurston Award


ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee
HS Communications
HS Executive Committee
HS Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award Committee
HS Gale Cengage Learning History Research and Innovation Award Committee
HS Genealogical Publishing Company Award
HS Genealogy
HS Genealogy and Local History Discussion
HS Genealogy Preconference Planning
HS Historical Materials
HS History Librarians Discussion
HS Instruction and Research Services
HS Local History
HS Nominating Committee


MARS Best Free Web sites
MARS Conference Program Planning
MARS Professional Development
MARS Executive Committee
MARS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group
MARS Local Systems and Services
MARS Management of Electronic Resources and Services
MARS My Favorite Martian Award
MARS Nominating Committee
MARS Outreach
MARS Planning
MARS Products and Services
MARS Publications
MARS User Experience Design
MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group
MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Planning
MARS / RSS Virtual Reference Services
RSS Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee
MARS/RSS Workshop Planning Subcommittee


RSS Board
RSS Catalog Use
RSS Communication and Teaching at the Point of Need
RSS Discussion Forums Coordinating Committee
RSS Education & Prof. Development for Reference
RSS Evaluation of Reference and User Services
RSS Executive Committee
RSS Health and Medical Reference
RSS Job and Career Reference
RSS Library Service to Aging Population
RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking
RSS Management of Reference
RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services
RSS Nominating Committee
RSS Organization and Planning Committee
RSS Recognition Committee
RSS Research and Statistics Committee
RSS Review Editor & Archivist (No Connect workgroup)
MARS / RSS Virtual Reference Services
RSS Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee
MARS/RSS Workshop Planning Subcommittee
MARS Young Adult Reference Services (YARS)


STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award
STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee
CODES / STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee
LLAMA SASS / RUSA STARS Cooperative and Remote Circulation Task Force
STARS Education and Training Committee
STARS Executive Committee
STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group
STARS Interlibrary Loan Committee
STARS Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group
STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee
STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee
STARS Membership Committee
STARS Nominating Committee
STARS Organization Committee
STARS Research and Statistics Committee
STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee
STARS Vendor Relations Committee
STARS (Virginia) Boucher — OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award