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Upcoming Training Remote trainings will be available after Midwinter. See more information the training schedule and sign up and details about the ALA Connect upgrade. What we Know Grey out period will be from March 26th, 5pm through April 25. Please use alternate methods of communication for work to be completed during that time. New…(Read More)

Opening slide for ETS Systems and Services for Discovery's Unconference on First Year Experience and Technologies at ALA Midwinter 2017

The Emerging Technology Section’s Services for Systems and Discovery (SSD) ventured into uncharted (for us) territory during the 2017 Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, GA. The committee organized a lively Unconference on the First Year Experience and Technologies with audience participants from a variety of academic intuitions (and one school media center librarian). The idea…(Read More)

Participants at ETS' Hot Topics Discussion, "Now You See It - Video and Virtual Tech in Ref Services" at ALA Midwinter 2017

The RUSA ETS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group held their Midwinter conversation at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm. With about 50 participants in attendance, both questions the committee aimed to talk about were discussed. The first being “Are you currently using GoPros, Pokemon Go…(Read More)

On Saturday January 21 2017, a group of about forty librarians gathered at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta GA to discuss change management and user experience initiatives at their libraries. Sponsored by ETS User Experience (UX) Design Committee, the conversation covered a number of angles surrounding the process of identifying and initiating changes to…(Read More)

Dear RUSA Members, I look forward to seeing those of you who will be in Atlanta for the Midwinter Conference this year. As many of you know, this is my last conference as ALA staff since I’ll be retiring at the end of April 2017. It has been a wonderful 7½ years getting to…(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. Saturday, January 21…(Read More)

ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta

ETS looks forward to extending a warm winter welcome to all ALA Midwinter attendees later this month as we gather in Atlanta to learn, network, and conduct section business. We’ve planned a variety of discussions and programming, including sessions on UX in the Library, Pokemon Go in the library, and an Unconference on the…(Read More)

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