danah boyd is keynote speaker at the Reference and User Services Association President’s Program

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/31/2015


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager


Reference & User Services Association


CHICAGO — danah boyd will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California.

boyd is a visiting professor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, a faculty affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Center, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, founder of Data & Society Research Institute and author of "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens." Join RUSA for a thoughtful discussion on the intersection of technology and society with special guest and technology expert, danah boyd.

“We are very excited to have danah boyd as our speaker for the 2015 RUSA President’s Program.  As a social media expert, it’s definitely going to be a captivating discussion about the ways people use social media as their venue to socially interact,” said RUSA President Joseph Thompson. “ Ms. boyd will explain how society and identity work in this new networked world.”

The RUSA President’s Program is a part of RUSA’s many program and event offerings at the ALA Annual Conference and will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Conference registration is required in order to participate in this event--you can register now at the ALA Annual Conference website. A complete list of RUSA events at the Annual Conference is available on the RUSA website.

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. RUSA supports excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library. Please visit our website at http://www.ala.org/rusa/