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RUSA Interest Groups | RUSA Liaisons


RUSA Committees

Access to Information
Accessibility Assembly
Achievement Awards and Grants Committee
AFL-CIO/ALA Labor Committee
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
Awards Coordinating Committee
Board of Directors
Budget and Finance Committee
Conference Program Coordinating Committee
John Sessions Memorial Award
Leadership Council
Member Engagement
Nominating Committee
President's Program Planning Committee
Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians
Professional Development
Restructuring Implementation Task Force
Professional Resources
RUSQ Editorial Board
Volunteer Development

BRASS Committees

Business Reference in Academic Libraries
Business Reference in Public Libraries
Business Reference Services Discussion Group
Conference Program Planning
Emerald Research Award
Mergent Excellence in Business Librarianship Award
Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award
Outstanding Business Reference Sources
Global Financial Data Academic Business Librarianship Travel Award
Student Travel Award sponsored by SimplyAnalytics
Vendor Relations

CODES Committees

Essential Cookbooks: The CODES List
Dartmouth Medal Committee
Executive Committee
The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration
Louis Shores Award
Nominating Committee
Notable Books Council
Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Committee
Reading List Committee
Outstanding Reference Sources Committee
Sophie Brody Medal Committee
Zora Neale Hurston Award

ETS Committees

Best Emerging Technology Award (BETA) Committee
Executive Committee
Hot Topics Committee
Managing Emerging Technology Committee
Nominating Committee
Discovery Committee
Recognition Award Committee
Tech Showcase Committee
User Experience Committee

History Section Committees

Academic Librarians Committee
Executive Committee
Genealogy & Local History Discussion Group
Genealogy & Local History Committee
Historical Materials Committee
History Librarians Discussion Group
History Research and Innovation Award Committee
Membership & Communications Committee
Nominating Committee
Programming Committee

RSS Committees

RSS Board of Directors
Education & Prof. Development for Reference
Library Service to an Aging Population
Managing, Marketing & Measuring Reference Committee
Nominating Committee
Research and Statistics Committee
Research Help in Academic Libraries
User Services in Public Libraries
Virtual Reference Resources Subcommittee
Virtual Reference Services

STARS Committees

Atlas Systems Mentoring Award Committee
Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee
Education and Training Committee
Executive Committee
Interlibrary Loan Committee
Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group
International Interlibrary Loan Committee
Legislation and Licensing Committee
Nominating Committee
Organization Committee
Outreach and Promotion Committee

Publication Recognition Award Committee
Research and Assessment
Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies
Vendor Relations Committee
Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award Committee


RUSA Interest Groups:

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries

Ben Leubsdorf - Chair

Financial Literacy
Emily Mross - Chair

First year Experience
Summer Peng - Chair

Shared Collections
Sherri Michaels - Co-Chair

Lauren Tubbs - Co-Chair

Physical Delivery Interest Group

Amanda Malikowski - Co-Chair

Ralph Bingham - Co-Chair

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RUSA Task Forces:

Communications (2023-24)

Jennifer Boettcher, Chair

Shatha Baydoun

Sylvie San Juan

RUSQ Reviews (2023-24)

Melissa L. Becher, Chair

Calantha Tillotson

Donna Maher

Gabby Amorelli

Martha Adkins

Sponsorship and Fundraising (2023-24)

Chris Le Beau, Co-Chair

Gary White, Co-Chair

Edward Junhao Lim

Jenny Presnell

Professional Competencies (2024-25)

Lara Szypszak, Chair

Rachel Joy-Davis

Elijah Enos

Jerrel Horn

Katherin McGivern

Michelle Roubal

Kim Looby

RUSA Liaisons to ALA Committees:

ALA Chapter Relations 

ALA Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA)

ALA Conference Committee

Barry Trott

Lauren Kehoe (Accessibility Assembly Representative)


ALA Education Assembly 

ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee 
Elizabeth Graeul

ALA Membership Promotion

ALA Planning & Budget Assembly 
Ilana Stonebraker

ALA Professional Ethics Committee 
Michael Hughes

ALA Recruitment Assembly 
Joshua Newport

ALA Information Technology Advisory Committee 
Jerry Yarnetsky

ALA EDI Assembly
Kris Springer

Division Councilor 
Alesia McManus

Freedom to Read Foundation 
Trish Hull

ALA Workgroup for Standardization of Division Membership Dues

Paul Chasen 2023-24