Interest Groups

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Interest Group

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries

Provides a forum for discussion of interests and networking for those who work in federal and armed forces libraries.

Ben Leubsdorf, Chair.

Adria Olmi, Chair-Elect

Ashley Evans, Immediate Past Chair

Christina Dominique-Pierre, Secretary.

Ebony McDonald, Armed Forces Representative and Communications Committee Chair

Heather Goyette, Federal Representative

Gabby Amorelli, Programming Committee Chair

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Financial Literacy Interest Group

Many libraries of all types are involved or want to be involved in providing financial literacy programming, financial reference assistance, personal finance collections, and other library services and resources that support their users’ information needs for financial decision-making. This RUSA interest group is focused on sharing ideas and building a community around those already engaged in or interested in exploring the topic of financial literacy and libraries.

Emily Mross, ,Chair.

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First Year Experience

The purpose of this IG is to share ideas and develop new connections for future collegiality and support. Topics for discussions include but are not limited to retention improvements, introduction to higher education research skills development, outreach, first generation students, international students, students enrolled simultaneously in high school and college (dual enrollment programs), reference services, etc.

Summer Peng,, Chair.

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Shared Collections

This IG will focus on the topic of Shared Collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative collection development.

Sherri Michaels, Co-Chair.

Lauren Tubbs,, Co-Chair

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Physical Delivery Interest Group

This Physical Delivery Interest Group is member led and welcomes anyone who has an interest in the physical transport of materials. We encourage members to share information about their library consortias and library delivery service providers, new projects indivuals are working on, and we support an open dialog. Our focus topics include, but are not limited to, material handling, labeling and packaging, delivery costs, quality assurance, contracts, terms and conditions, delivery trends and any other topics our members bring forth.

Amanda Malikowski, Co-Chair.

Ralph Bingham,, Co-Chair

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