Orientation for New RUSA Volunteer Leaders

WELCOME TO THE REFERENCE AND USER SERVICES ASSOCIATION!

Congratulations on your election or appointment as a leader of RUSA! The Executive Board of RUSA and the RUSA staff welcome you and look forward to working with you.

RUSA BOARD ORIENTATION: The RUSA Board Member Orientation takes place virtually after the Annual Conference. You will receive a note confirming the date and time from the RUSA executive Director, and the most current copy of the Orientation Manual for RUSA Board Members.

Please read this manual before the online orientation. If you have any questions that are not answered by the Manual or the Guide to Policies and Procedures, please feel free to contact the RUSA Executive Director or Executive Committee members.

The Board Action Item form is here.

The roster with contact information for the Executive Committee is here

RUSA DIVISION COMMITTEE CHAIR ORIENTATION: The RUSA Committee Chair Orientation takes place virtually after the Annual Conference. You will receive a note confirming the date and time from the RUSA executive Director, and the most current copy of the Chair Orientation Manual for RUSA Division Committee Chairs.

Please read this manual before the online orientation. If you have any questions that are not answered by the Manual, please feel free to contact the RUSA Executive Director or Executive Committee members (see the contact information above).

The ALA Connect workspace for the committee chairs has the following documents available, Updates for the documents are posted to the Connect group: 

  • The action item form for the board agenda is here.
  • The Committee Report form is here.
  • The Committee Minutes Template is here.
  • The Orientation Manual for committee chairs is here.
  • Rosters for each division committee are located here. You must login using your ALA login to see the full contact information for each member of the committee.