Midwinter membership social provides networking opportunities

Contact: Liz Markel


Marketing Specialist


312-280-4398

lmarkel@ala.org

For Immediate Release


December 2, 2008

CHICAGO—Kick off the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in style with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Membership Social—an opportunity to eat, drink, network and learn more about RUSA.

RUSA leadership and longtime members will be on hand to answer questions about ways to get involved with the division, which serves a broad range of library professionals, including reference and business reference librarians, as well as those in the fields of collection development, readers advisory, genealogy, bibliography, historical reference, resource sharing and computer-based reference, among others. Those professionals involved in these areas of work but not currently members are encouraged to come and learn more about RUSA. All attendees are encouraged to use the evening to network with colleagues and friends, both old and new.

Past, present and future RUSA members are all invited to this event, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at
Baur’s Ristorante, 1512 Curtis Street, Denver. RSVPs are not required. Members should also keep an eye on the
RUSA blog for any updates, and can
download the official invitation to share with colleagues and friends. The event is generously sponsored by
Thomson Reuters EndNote.

The
Reference and User Services Association, a division of the
American Library Association, 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.