RUSA Sections

A section is a formal membership unit within a division that focuses on areas of specific concern. Sections may provide education,advise the parent body regarding service guidelines and enhancements, promote awareness, and prepare publications.

Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS)

Represents the subject interests of reference librarians, business information specialists, and others engaged in providing business reference/information services.

Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES)

For reference and adult services librarians who are involved or interested in collection development and evaluation.

History Section (HS)

The History Section represents the subject interests of reference librarians, archivists, bibliographers, genealogists, historians, and others engaged in historical reference or research.

Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS)

Represents the interests of those concerned with attaining the highest possible quality in planning, developing, managing, teaching, or conducting all forms of computer-based reference information services in libraries.

Reference Services Section (RSS)

Represents the interests of librarians and library support staff engaged in all aspects of reference and information services including the delivery, management, and evaluation of reference and users services in all kinds of libraries.

Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS)

Brings together librarians and library staff involved with interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection development, remote storage, and other shared library services as well as publishers, producers, and suppliers of products and services which support resource sharing activities.