Elizabeth (Beth) German elected as President-Elect of RUSA

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/12/2018


Jessica Hughes

Executive Director

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


CHICAGO—Elizabeth (Beth) German, Service Design Librarian at Texas A&M University was elected as the 2018-2019 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. German will serve her Presidential term during 2019-2020.

“RUSA, as an organization, reflects the complex and nuanced environment of libraries,” German remarked. “I will do my best to enable the rest of the RUSA leadership to succeed through facilitating clear communication, collaboratively outlining tangible goals, and continuing to foster an inclusive organization.”

Other individuals elected to RUSA and Section leadership roles include: RUSA Councilor: Alesia McManus; BRASS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Ilana Stonebraker; Secretary: Lauren Reiter and Member at Large: Adele Barsh; CODES Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Patricia Gregory; Secretary: Edward Kownslar; Member at Large: Lucy Lockley and Member at Large: Victoria Caplinger; ETS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Geoffrey Morse; Secretary: Rachael Cohen and Member at Large: Christina Pryor; HS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Melissa Gonzalez and Member at Large: Celestina Savonius-Wroth; RSS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Janet O’Keefe; Secretary: Amy Phillips and Member at Large: Bryna Coonin; STARS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: David Ketchum; Secretary: Carol Kochan and Member at Large: Jalesia Horton.

The Reference and User Services Association, 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 about the association at www.rusaupdate.org.