For immediate release | January 26, 2023

February 2023 Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO- The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), continues to offer an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below:

Supporting an Informed Citizenry with State Legislative Research Strategies and Tools

60-minute live webinar on February 15, 2023

State legislative bodies vary greatly, ranging from full-time professional legislatures to part-time institutions with limited staff, and their websites reflect these differences. This session focuses on researching state legislation, including navigating state websites that are not necessarily designed with the average citizen in mind. It will highlight alternative sources of state legislative information and strategies for finding additional information and much-needed context, background, and rationales for bills.

This presentation, by Jennifer Horne, is appropriate for public, academic and special librarians as well as students.

Inside Interlibrary Loan: Basics for a New Millennium

Four-week asynchronous course starting on February 20, 2023

In this four-week asynchronous eCourse, you’ll learn to utilize ILL services to meet the needs of our library patrons. Designed for MLS candidates, MLS graduates, librarians, library administrators, and paraprofessionals, this course teaches you everything you need to know about ILL systems, including its surrounding nuts and bolts, regulations, and copyright issues. You’ll also explore potential internal and external policies and procedures that your library can put in place and examine modern day challenges related to electronic resources.

The instructor, Debra Lucas-Alfieri, will introduce management software tools, both those created internally as a homegrown option, or a proprietary software platform like ILLiad or Tipasa.


The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is excited to host its 2nd Annual Virtual Forum scheduled for March 28 & 30, 2023. Information and registration found here!

Don’t see a topic that interest you, check out our full listings here or submit a proposal form here.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. 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. Learn more at


Ninah Moore

Program Officer-CE