Deadline extended for some RUSA Achievement Awards

Didn’t have enough time to submit a quality nomination? Here’s your chance!

We’ve extended the deadline to Jan. 4 for the following achievement awards:

We look forward to your submissions!

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RUSA Update: Winter 2015 issue is posted!

 

The Winter 2015 issue of RUSA Update is now available!

You can find it here:
http://www.rusa.ala.org/rusaupdate/category/winter-2015/

 

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New District Dispatch website to highlight federal legislation and policy news that impacts libraries!

December 9, 2014, the American Library Association’s Washington Office launched a new and reinvigorated District Dispatch website that will highlight federal legislation and policy news that impacts libraries. The new District Dispatch makes it easier for library advocates to find important library news, search articles, share news with friends and learn more about library policy issues. Best of all, the new and improved site includes a “Breaking News” feature that makes it easier for library advocates to find the critical information they need to take action. Additionally, the new blog makes it easier for library staff to find free educational webinars.

As we head into a new Congress, ALA members are encouraged to subscribe to the District Dispatch to keep abreast of relevant library policy news, such as library funding opportunities, copyright reform, open access legislation, FCC proceedings and much more. Visit the blog today: http://www.districtdispatch.org.

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Don’t Be Left Out In The Cold!

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS:

RUSA Midwinter Social 
What better way to kick off the new year than having an opportunity to eat, drink, catch up with old friends, make new friends, and learn more about RUSA!  Past, present and future RUSA members are all invited to this event, which will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Hilton-Chicago, Williford B. Add to my Schedule.

Book and Media Awards
This year we are featuring speaker, local Chicago author, Margaret Hawkins, who wrote Lydia’s Party (Viking, 2013). The Book and Media Awards reception is one of RUSA’s signature events at Midwinter, co-sponsored with our CODES section. We will share the results of our member volunteers’ hard work selecting the best publications of the year and honor those who have won awards relating to book reviewing, promotion, or publishing. The reception is a lovely event, a great party and our way to thank member volunteers for their hard work and a celebration of the best books and resources of the year. The reception will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Hilton-Chicago, Williford. Past, present and future RUSA members are invited! Add to my schedule.

RUSA Leadership Development and Speed Mentoring Session
Join a group of experienced RUSA leaders and engage in a fun, interactive “speed mentoring” session. Similar in format to “speed dating”, MLS students, new librarians, and mid-career librarians are invited to participate in this session where they will have the opportunity to gain leadership advice from a number of senior librarians and RUSA leaders on Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Hilton-Chicago, Waldorf. Add to my schedule.

BUSINESS AS USUAL:

Strategic Planning Session
Friday, January 30, 2015; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
McCormick Place – West 192a
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Board of Directors Meeting I and II
Board I – Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 1:30 to 3:30 PM, Hilton-Chicago – Grand Tradition
Board II – Monday, February 2, 2015 – 2:00 to 4:00 PM, MCP – W195
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Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, January 31, 2015 – 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Blackstone Renaissance Mayor’s Boardroom
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Budget and Finance Meeting
Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Hilton-Chicago Boulevard C
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