What is RUSA?

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association.  RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology.

RUSA has six specialty sections that are free to RUSA members: BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section), CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section) HS (History Section), ETS (Emerging Technologies Section), RSS (Reference Services Section) and STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section).

Core Purpose
RUSA is a member community engaged in advancing the practices of connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.

Core Organizational Values
Building relationships among members from all types of libraries. Encouraging openness, innovation and idea sharing. Promoting excellence in library services and resources.

Vision
RUSA is an influential and authoritative organization, essential to the work of anyone engaged in the practices of connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.

This Website

RUSA Update is your website for RUSA member news, our calendar, awards, and more. Please visit us at http://www.ala.org/rusa for detailed information regarding our online learning opportunities, professional resources, guidelines, sections and committees.