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Jennifer McElroy, Minnesota Historical Society, Gale A Cengage Company, RUSA's History Section

Jennifer McElroy, Reference Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society, was selected as the 2018 winner of the Learning History Research and Innovation Award sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company, administered by RUSA’s History Section. The award consists of $2,500 to help facilitate and further research relating to history and history librarianship. Selected for…(Read More)

RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership or, staff-training in following topic areas: 1. Reference services 2. User instruction 3…(Read More)

Elizabeth (Beth) German, President Elect, 2018-2019 RUSA

Elizabeth (Beth) German, Service Design Librarian at Texas A&M University was elected as the 2018-2019 President-Elect of RUSA. German will serve her Presidential term during 2019-2020. “RUSA, as an organization, reflects the complex and nuanced environment of libraries,” German remarked. “I will do my best to enable the rest of…(Read More)

election results written on chalk board

Thank you to those who stood in for elections for roles within RUSA leadership. We have the results for the 2018 election! Congratulations to our new leaders: DIVISION LEADERSHIP Vice-President/President-Elect: Elizabeth (Beth) German Councilor: Alesia McManus SECTION LEADERSHIP BRASS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Ilana Stonebraker Secretary: Lauren Reiter Member at Large: Adele…(Read More)

antique-books

The annual list of Best Historical materials were revealed at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver on February 11. The list recognizes the effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history and promotes enhanced availability of historical works and information. These sources are selected by the Historical Materials committee of RUSA’s…(Read More)

Denver blue bear

Headed to the Mile High city? Here’s a guide to all things RUSA. Be sure to bring a friend and stop by the RUSA Membership Social for food, trivia and prizes on Saturday, February 10! We’ll also be unveiling the year’s best reading and reference, including the much anticipated Andrew Carnegie Medals…(Read More)

Thank You

If you’ll be in Denver next weekend for ALA Midwinter, be sure to stop by the booths of RUSA’s generous sponsors! We’d like to give an especially big thanks to this year’s RUSA Membership Social sponsors, Penguin Random House, RapidILL, ReferenceUSA and SAGE Publishing! You can thank them at the social…(Read More)

Annual Achievement Awards

Beginning October 1, 2017, RUSA will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by January 5, 2018*. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by…(Read More)

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