RUSA’s ALA Annual Conference Highlights:
- RUSA Preconferences, Friday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Business, Genealogy and Reference, all at their best!
- RUSA 101, Friday, June 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. New to RUSA? Interested in joining? Want to connect with other RUSA members at the start of conference? RUSA 101 is the place to be! We’ll raffle off some awesome items, too.
- RUSA President’s Program,Saturday, June 28, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. A thoughtful debate.
- RUSA Programs, Saturday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reference services and technology at its best!
- Andrew Carnegie Medals, RUSA Awards and Literary Tastes, Awards, Awards and more Awards!
Preconference advanced registration ends June 20th!
This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use.
This all-day preconference addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Read more
This preconference is a free event, but you must register, please fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HHNDJP.
Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. Read more Add to my schedule
Whether you’re new to RUSA or a longtime member looking for an opportunity to connect with other members and ways to get involved and spend an hour with us before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor. Refreshments and raffle prizes!
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RUSA President’s Program – Free to all conference registrants
Are our own values and self-perceptions interfering with providing services that our patron communities both need and want?
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Noteworthy and Valuable RUSA Programming – Free to all conference registrants
Maker spaces and 3D printers are hip and libraries are using them to ensure that they remain relevant and are perceived as keeping up with the latest trends. One of the trends that has not received much attention, however, is the fact that books are still our brand and reading is the main reason citizens view the library as valuable and continue to support it. Read more. Add to my schedule.
Emerging technologies in ILL and Document Delivery now permit an unprecedented amount of scripting and coding development in libraries, but as resource sharing librarians we’ve only taken advantage of this opportunity in isolated pockets. Read more Add to my schedule
A wide array of new instructional technologies has joined an increased understanding of the diversity of learning styles to foment new forms of teaching and information sharing. Data visualization is increasingly used in higher education and libraries to organize information, or provide new and innovative ways of disseminating data and learning objective. Read more Add to my schedule
The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.Read more Add to my schedule
The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project, developed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Library, is a project dedicated to those ‘affiliated with and affected by’ the ‘nuclear proving ground’ in Nevada. Read more Add to my schedule
Mad Men: The Business of Advertising
Many companies spend millions on advertising their brands and products, yet data can be hard to find. Specialized sources, available at many large libraries, focus on these statistics. The information they contain can be used by business students, researchers, or the general public. Read more Add to my schedule
Labor Solidarity in a “Right-to-Work” State
The rich labor history of Las Vegas will serve as the setting to understand the impact “right-to-work” laws have on the workforce.
Awards, Authors, Adult Literature & Appreciation!
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, Dessert and drinks reception. Join speaker, Karin Slaughter and Committee Chair, Nancy Pearl for the announcement and presentation of the third Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction. The two winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA. Caesars Palace, Rooms Octavius 01-04. Read more Purchase tickets here! Add to my conference schedule
RUSA Awards Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Party, Hang out with RUSA colleagues and celebrate this year’s award winners at the RUSA Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Party.
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Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year, RUSA will host three award-winning authors — Christopher Buehlman, Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab – A conference tradition that features authors from RUSA’s literary awards. Read more Free to all conference registrants! Add to my conference schedule #literarytastes