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Join us for this popular event as we unveil the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audiobook narration, and reference materials, featuring the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Winners are hand-picked by our expert selection committees that work closely with adult readers. Their tireless efforts narrow down hundreds of…(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)

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)

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)

Atlanta March for Social Jussticve

RUSA Board Meeting I, scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2017, has been cancelled for RUSA members who wish to participate in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. A virtual board meeting will be scheduled after the Midwinter meeting to replace Board I. Questions about the board meeting should be sent to Susan Hornung…(Read More)

Books for Africa

The Reference and User Services Association will be holding a book drive for the organization Books for Africa during the 2017 ALA Midwinter meeting, January 20-23, in Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to bring a book with you on the plane, or pick one up in the exhibits hall. At Midwinter, drop by the ALA…(Read More)

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