Tickets now on sale for 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

January 26, 2010

CHICAGO—All book lovers are invited to purchase tickets to the Literary Tastes Breakfast, an Annual Conference tradition hosted by the
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The breakfast, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27, features authors from RUSA’s 2010 literary book award selections, including the
Notable Books List for outstanding fiction, non-fiction and poetry;
The Reading List for the best genre fiction of the year; the
Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature; the
Dartmouth Medal for an outstanding reference work; and the
Outstanding Reference Sources list. Authors read from their work, ruminate on writing and sign books, while attendees enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. Speakers for the 2010 event will be announced throughout the spring at the
RUSA website and
RUSA blog. Registration for the breakfast and conference is now available at
the 2010 Annual Conference website.

The breakfast is a ticketed event sponsored by the
Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA and is one of many CODES events at the Annual Conference. Conference participants can add the breakfast to their registration by locating it on the list of ticketed events in the online registration form (event code RUS1) located at Those not attending the conference are invited to purchase tickets for the breakfast only by selected “Preconferences and Ticketed Events Only” as their registration type, then selecting the Literary Tastes Breakfast from the event list.

Breakfast tickets start at $50 for RUSA members, who receive the best price on this and other RUSA events throughout the conference. Join ALA and RUSA or add ALA and RUSA to your membership by calling the ALA membership team at 1-(800)-545-2433, option 5.

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 at