RUSA Preconferences

RUSA Preconferences

Register for this preconference now via the ALA Annual Conference website!

You'll find this event listed under "Preconferences and Ticketed Events" in the online registration form.

Conference registration is not required in order to participate in this event! Simply select registration type "Preconferences and Ticketed Events Only", then proceed to select this preconference from the list of ticketed events.

Registration is now open! Rates increase on May 14, and event registration will close on June 14.

Mastering Business Acumen (MBA) in a Day: Business Concepts for Library Reference

Friday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This full-day interactive workshop is designed for new business librarians; generalists who have assumed responsibility in business librarianship; or librarians who handle business reference-related inquiries in all types of libraries including academic, public and special libraries. This workshop will provide librarians with a broad conceptual understanding of business topics in four major business disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management. This preconference will complement Business 101, which focuses on business reference, business resources, and collection development. This is a repeat and updated version of the 2009 preconference.


Accounting - Todd M. Hines (MSLS, MBA, CPA), Princeton University Library

Finance - Chris LeBeau (MLS, MBA), University of Missouri Kansas City

Management - Elisabeth Leonard (MLS, MBA), Sage Publications

Marketing - Andy Spackman (MBA, MLS), Brigham Young University

Registration Rates:

Through May 13: RUSA member, $179; ALA member, $199; ALA Retired and Student Members, $149; Non-members, $219.

Rates May 14 through June 14: RUSA member, $219; ALA member, $239; ALA Retired and Student Members, $189; Non-members, $259.