Midwinter social place to be for reference and user services librarians

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398



For Immediate Release

December 15, 2009

CHICAGO—Kick off the 2010 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.

The social is one of many RUSA activities at the
Midwinter Meeting in Boston, and is open to all current RUSA members, friends of RUSA and those meeting attendees interested in learning more about the association and networking with peers. 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librarians, as well as those in the fields of collection development, readers advisory, genealogy, bibliography, historical reference, resource sharing and computer-based reference, among others.

Past, present and future RUSA members are all invited to this event, which will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in the Rooftop Ballroom at the
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston. Appetizers and drinks will be available, and RSVPs are not required. The Omni Parker House is conveniently located within walking distance of the Government Center, State Street, Park Street and Downtown Crossing “T” stations—full transit schedules are available at the
MBTA website. The event is generously sponsored by
Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. More information is available at thomsonreuters.com.

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. Not a member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership. Learn more about the association at www.ala.org/rusa.