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From the Editor: Connecting People to What They Need to Know The title of this column comes from Dr. Carla Hayden’s interview at the RUSA President’s Program at ALA Annual 2018. In the words of the Librarian of Congress, “Reference is, of course, facts. But it is also connecting people to what they…(Read More)

RUSQ Special Issue: Trusted Information in an Age of Uncertainty, Vol 57, No 3 (2018) Spring

**to get email notifications when a new edition is published, click here.**  From the Editor Public and academic libraries alike are facing a variety of challenges surrounding information, facts, and trust. These challenges arise from a societal shift that has been building over the half century since Richard Hofstadter published Anti-Intellectualism in American Life…(Read More)

M. Kathleen Kern has been appointed incoming editor of RUSA’s Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal. Kathleen began as editor-designate in early February and will assume the position of editor on July 1, 2018. “Kathleen is a fine writer and has been a thoughtful reviewer for RUSQ. Her understanding of scholarly communication…(Read More)

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This article was originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly. Welcome to the nineteenth annual Best Free Reference Websites list. In 1998, the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of RUSA appointed an ad hoc task force to develop a method for recognizing outstanding reference websites. This task force became…(Read More)

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**to get email notifications when a new edition is published, click here.**  It is Christmas Eve here as I write the introduction to RUSQ 57:2; view now. I hope that the holiday season offers a time for RUSA members to catch their breath after a busy fall, and that the new year offers time…(Read More)

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