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Headed to the Mile High city? Here’s a guide to all things RUSA. Be sure to bring a friend and stop by the RUSA Membership Social for food, trivia and prizes on Saturday, February 10! We’ll also be unveiling the year’s best reading and reference, including the much anticipated Andrew Carnegie Medals…(Read More)

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How well do you know RUSA? Come and find out at RUSA’s Membership Social during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. There will be a test – we will be playing RUSA trivia hosted by the illustrious Dave Tyckoson — with the winning team generating a $200 prize to be donated to ALA’s 21st Century Fund, Spectrum…(Read More)

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)

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at RUSA’s Book and…(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)

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