Call for RUSA Webinar Proposals: Submit by March 8, 2016

Are you ready to submit a proposal for a RUSA Webinar?

Access the online webinar submission form here.

Download a PDF of the webinar form to help you prepare your electronic submission.

RUSA invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with specialized knowledge to submit proposals for RUSA webinars to be presented between April 2016 and August 2016 as a part of RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. See the list of suggested hot topics below – or create your own! All proposals must be submitted electronically.

We strongly encourage you to have a RUSA section sponsor your webinar if the topic is a good fit with the interests of the section. If you would like to have a RUSA section sponsor your proposal, please have it approved by the appropriate section before submission. Contact information for section chairs and leaders may be found here: by logging in with your ALA login. Or you may contact if you are not a RUSA member.

Proposals will be accepted through March 8, 2016.

What webinars are we currently offering?  Check them out at the RUSA website.

Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work ($150 per webinar to be split between presenters if there is more than one) and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division.

Proposal topics for courses and webinars may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • library orientation programs for students – best practices
  • book reviewing: how to
  • community partnership development
  • copyright in the digital age
  • customer/user services
  • display ideas
  • e-books policies and best practices
  • embedded librarians
  • emerging trends affecting libraries and library services
  • fund raising for your library
  • government Data and related resources
  • guidelines for serving specific library users such as older adults
  • hot topics in readers advisory
  • interesting patron questions
  • interlibrary loan best practices
  • mobile devices in the library (iPads, etc.): policies, best practices
  • job searching and related resources
  • leading a book group
  • library spaces and assessing future needs
  • marketing your Library
  • serving challenging or difficult library users
  • technology advisory
  • tips and tutorials for relevant tech tools
  • writing annotations

Questions about submissions or about RUSA’s online learning programs should be sent to Andrea Hill, RUSA web services manager and primary online learning contact at

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