When you arrive in Chicago next Friday for the ALA Annual Conference, your first stop should be RUSA 101.
Details: Friday, June 28, 3:00-4:00p.m., Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Jackson Park 10ABC.
This networking and orientation event is for librarians working in adult services, reference, readers advisory, collection development, genealogy, resource sharing and technology. New members of RUSA looking for their “home” within the division, non-members interested in learning more about the division, and current members with experience to share are all encouraged to attend this event!
Each special interest section will be represented at this event. Make your way to the table to meet others with your shared interests:
- BRASS: Business Reference and Services Section
- CODES: Collection Development and Evaluation Section (adult readers advisory, collection development)
- HS: History Section (genealogy, archives)
- MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (everything tech and reference)
- RSS: Reference Services Section (frontline reference, evaluation and assessment of reference, management of reference)
- STARS: Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (ILL/interlibrary loan, resource-sharing)
This event will also include:
- A chance to pick up the newest and coolest RUSA badge ribbons before everybody else does with fun sayings like “Family Tree Hugger”, “Resource Sharing SuperSTARS” and “RUSA MARS Curiosity Rover”.
- A raffle with awesome items up for grabs like award-winning books, Frango Mints, fun technology, beautiful artwork to hang in your office and lots more that we aren’t going to tell you about until you show up! Must be present to win.
- A brief and informative presentation from Membership Chair Alicia Ahlvers orienting you to RUSA and how you can get involved.
Bring your business cards, your curiosity and your passion for adult library services, and we’ll see you there!