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RUSQ Summer 2018 Cover

RUSQ summer 2018 issue now available

June 18, 2018

**to get email notifications when a new edition is published, click here.** From the Editor It is hard to believe how quickly six years has passed. At this time in 2012, I was working on getting the pieces together for…

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man glancing through a book he pulled off the library shelf in front of him

The Reading Republic

May 31, 2018

There is an election going on in this country and the results will have a significant impact on your library, your community, and you. I’m not talking about Congressional races or your local school board (though those are important…

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Jennifer Egan author of Manhattan Beach

A guide to discuss “Manhattan Beach”

May 9, 2018

Summer reading is around the corner and we’ve got your next pick for book club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Scribner), which won the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. From New York mobsters to the first…

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Annual data on public libraries released by IMLS

April 24, 2018

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today released the latest data from its 2016 Public Libraries Survey. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. Explore the FY 2016 data and…

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Teach For RUSA

March 27, 2018

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…

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By Creative Commons (Creative Commons) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What you need to know about “Library Public Domain”

April 11, 2018

By Cen Cheng, Head of InterLibrary Services, Michigan State University Libraries and  Naomi Chow, ILL Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Internet Archive is leveraging a portion of the copyright exceptions under the 17 U.S. Code § 108 – Limitations…

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National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week Apr. 8-14

April 9, 2018

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to encourage your community to tell their stories. This year, in keeping with the Libraries Lead theme, ask your patrons to tell us how the library led them to something of value in…

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