For immediate release | March 25, 2014

RUSA announces preconference programming at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering three preconferences from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Three "must see" events.

  • History Genealogy; Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Reference Interview; Find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help and discover how to keep the door open for future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone and chat/IM reference services from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All three preconferences are valuable for library staff at any level of experience. No matter your area of interest, RUSA offers something for everyone.

Preconference advanced registration ends June 20

Add this event to your conference registration *or* you can register for this event without attending the ALA Annual Conference. For rates or more information on this and other valuable ALA Annual Conference programs, please visit the 2014 ALA Annual Conference website.

RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. RUSA supports excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library. Please visit our website at


Marianne Braverman

Programming and Marketing Manager

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)