RUSA Virtual Forum- Reference Revolution: AI + More

RUSA Virtual Forum logo March 5&7, 2024; additional text: "Reference & User Services Association A Division of the American Library Association"

The Annual Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Virtual Forum is scheduled for March 5 & 7, 2024. We're excited to be in our 3rd successful year of offering an economical, virtual venue to learn about reference and user services. The forum is open to ALL Librarians and library workers. RUSA membership is not required. Registration is open here!

The Forum Theme is: Reference Revolution: AI + More

Do you want to gaze into the looking glass of the future of reference? Join your colleagues and discover how we can incorporate artificial intelligence into the reference interview and research process. Learn how to make AI your ally when you tackle reference questions and teach users how to seek and find reliable information, whether it's a medical question or a 10-page paper! Join us and learn how to use AI as a tool for guidance or clarify!

But wait, the RUSA Virtual Forum is not just about AI! Join us for lively discussions from our sections:

  • Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS);
  • Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) ;
  • Emerging Technologies Section (ETS);
  • History Section (HS);
  • Reference Services Section (RSS); and
  • Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Sections (STARS).
  • First Year Experience Interest Group

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Session Topics include:

  • Generating Financial Literacy Education
  • Artificial Intelligence and Library Access Services
  • Unveiling the Reference Revolution: AI and Chatbot Innovation
  • Leveraging Generative AI and ChatGPT for Reference Services in Academic Libraries
  • The Future Meets the Past: AI and History Librarianship
  • Learning About AI: Level Up Your Skills Without Overwhelming Your Mind

Who should attend:

This virtual event is for all types of library workers in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology. The Virtual Forum is open to non RUSA and ALA members as well.


The RUSA Virtual Forum will be hosted on Whova! Check out the user guide here!

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