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On Friday, January 26, 2019 the RUSA Genealogy Midwinter Institute will once again explore diverse topics in genealogy and historical research during the ALA Midwinter Meeting at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle, WA. The all-day Institute will feature individual presentations and panel sessions from experts in this field. Topics will highlight local sources…(Read More)

This course is intended for librarians who are new to working with patrons who need to find primary sources. It will cover using four important electronic databases, and several prominent printed resources, to locate primary sources in archives and in online databases. By the end of this webinar the participant will be able to: Find…(Read More)

Membership Social

Join members of RUSA for an opportunity to eat, drink, network, win door prizes and learn more about our division and its sections. The social is open to past, current and those interested in becoming members. All attendees are welcome! Sponsored by Sage Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Civic Technologies. Add it to…(Read More)

Beginning October 1, 2018, RUSA opened the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by January 15, 2019*. RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the…(Read More)

This course is intended for librarians who are new to working with patrons who need to find primary sources. It will cover using four important electronic databases, and several prominent printed resources, to locate primary sources in archives and in online databases. By the end of this webinar the participant will be able to: Find…(Read More)

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones Jr.

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones, Jr., professor of library science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section’s Genealogy / History Achievement Award, sponsored by ProQuest. The award consists of a citation and $1,500* to a librarian, library or…(Read More)

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)

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)

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