Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

RUSA Spring Online Learning

CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public. Whether you want to acquire new skills or sharpen your current skills, RUSA's online courses and webinars offer convenient and flexible learning opportunities on both basic and advance topics. Basic topics may include the reference interview and readers' advisory to name a few.

Erin Cavell named 2017 winner of Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

CHICAGO--Erin Cavell, Small Business Librarian at Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library has been selected as the 2017 Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award, administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Raymond Pun named winner of Emerald Research Grant for “Mapping Collaborations”

CHICAGO—Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University, Fresno was named the 2017 winner of the Emerald Research Grant, administered by the Business and Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

David Wright wins NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

CHICAGO— David Wright, Readers’ Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, was selected as the 2017 NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award winner for his outstanding contributions to readers’ advisory and adult services.

Brian E. Coutts named winner of RUSA’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge award

CHICAGO—Brian E. Coutts, Professor and Head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor, for his distinguished contributions to reference services and librarianship.

RUSA Winter Online Learning

CHICAGO - Don’t miss! 2/23/17 – [Webinar] “Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library”
Pinpoint resources of interest to diverse grant-seeking communities. Identify potential partnerships for grant-seeking support and instruction on campus and in the community. Identify workshop ideas that can be adapted at other institutions.

RUSA's 2017 Annual Conference President's Program Keynote Announced

'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

ATLANTA - The American Library Association selects “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.  The selections were announced this evening during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception that are part of the ALA Midwinter Mee

Readers’ advisory experts announce 2017 Reading List: Year’s best in genre fiction for adult readers

ATLANTA—The Reading List Council has announced the 2017 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre was also announced. The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting held in Atlanta.

The 2017 selections are: