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.

Joan Blaylock, Chair.
Ashley EvansChair-Elect and Community Committee Chair.
Michael Steinmacher, Immediate Past Chair and Elections Committee Chair.
Ben Leubsdorf, Secretary.
Adria Olmi, Armed Forces Representative and Awards Committee Chair.
Vicky Crone, Federal Representative.
Phil Quinones, Advocacy Committee Chair. 
Ebony McDonald, Communications 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.

Douglas Hasty, Chair.

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.

Britt Mueller Britt.Mueller@ironmountain.comCo-Chair.


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