RUSA Professional Resources


The Professional Resources Committee provides oversight of the maintenance and development of all RUSA Standards and Guidelines and provides support in the development of Recommendations. This includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Confirms Standards, Guidelines, and Recommendations documents (hereafter, documents) conform to any required formats or templates
  • Monitors existing RUSA Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations documents, and
    • Tracks when documents are due for revision, and notifies responsible bodies
    • Manages review process, and
    • May recommend revision or sunsetting of documents to the RUSA Board
  • Provides advice and support for document development and revision, especially for Standards and Guidelines
  • Guides and monitors the solicitation of public comment, including facilitating open hearings, maintaining a feedback form, and liaising with RUSA Office
  • Organizes, maintains and archives of the relevant pages on the RUSA website
  • Ensures that sunsetted documents and superseded versions of documents are stored in the ALA Institutional Repository
  • Maintains a manual of policies and procedures related to the development of standards within RUSA


Ms. Kayla Jean Kuni (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Kayla Jean Kuni (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Natasha Arguello (RUSA BRASS Representative, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Irene A. Korber (RUSA HS Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Hilary M. Kraus (RUSA ETS Representative, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Brian David Miller (RUSA STARS Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Karen A. Reiman-Sendi (RUSA RSS Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator