RUSA Access to Information


To coordinate RUSA's efforts at promoting access to information in reference and user services and serve as a conduit to advocate for legislative concerns.


Arlene McFarlin Weismantel (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Beth Clausen (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Aaron W. Dobbs (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Sarah McHone-Chase (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. David Charles Murray (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mary A. Aquila (RUSA BRASS Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Colleen Seale (RUSA RSS Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Jessica D. Hughes (Staff Liaison, October 9, 2017, to January 1, 2030)

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Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

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