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ALA Annual Conference Chicago

The first years of college present many opportunities for libraries to make an impact on students’ development. Creative librarians in small and large academic institutions are employing technologies, such as library tours via mobile apps, digital collaboration tools, research suite services and tutorials, and innovative discovery tool technologies, among others. In this panel presentation, we…(Read More)

ALA Annual Conference Chicago

As the field of UX expands and libraries adopt a more user-based way of designing services and solving problems, the techniques, and subsequently, the jargon associated with the field have expanded. Speakers from both libraries and the design industry will explore the intersection between design thinking, user experience, and service design with the intention…(Read More)

Please note this event has been cancelled. RUSA’s Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) is hosting a half-day preconference session on Friday, June 23, 2017, 9am-12pm. This preconference will focus on user testing and experience using discussion, presentations, and interactive exercises. Our presenters will offer strategies and tools from throughout the life cycle of…(Read More)

New Dawn for Libraries: A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden Moderated by former ALA President Courtney Young, New Orleans ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition June 21-26, 2018

RUSA President, Chris LeBeau invites all ALA Annual Conference attendees to attend the RUSA President’s Program, “New Dawn for Libraries: A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden” on Saturday, June 23, 4 – 5:30 PM in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African-American Librarian of…(Read More)

Rachel Holder, MLS candidate at Indiana University was selected as this year’s recipient of the BRASS Student Travel Award sponsored by SimplyAnalytics. The award includes a $1,250 monetary prize given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference…(Read More)

Thi Bui author of The Best We Could Do

Named to the 2018 Notable Books List for nonfiction for The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, author Thi Bui is slated to speak at RUSA’s Literary Tastes author panel at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, June 24. Attendees will enjoy breakfast and a book signing immediately following the…(Read More)

Pearl G. Adzei-Stonnes, Public Services, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Virginia Union University was selected as one of two winners of the STARS Mentoring Award sponsored by Atlas Systems. The award offers  $1,250 to fund travel expenses associated with attending ALA’s annual conference and is awarded to a library practitioner who…(Read More)

Guerda Baucicaut

Guerda Baucicaut, Inter Library Loan & Reserves Specialist at the City University of New York was selected as one of two winners of the STARS Mentoring Award sponsored by Atlas Systems. The award offers  $1,250 to fund travel expenses associated with attending ALA’s annual conference and is awarded to a library practitioner who…(Read More)

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Join us in New Orleans for a lively conversation with Librarian of Congress Dr. Hayden and former ALA President Courtney Young about forging roles for library services in meeting the needs of today.   Add it to your schedule!