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Volunteer Opportunities with RUSA

The division has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available for its members through RUSA and special interest section committees.

Committee members have the opportunity to:

Please consider volunteering for one or more committee to help us meet our objectives and move RUSA move forward in new and exciting ways. Virtual members are encouraged and welcomed.

Volunteering can be done in just two steps:

Remember, you must be a RUSA member in order to volunteer for committee positions, with your membership current for the duration of your volunteer term. You must also be a section member in order to participate in section committees. RUSA dues are $60 annually plus the cost of ALA membership. Section membership is free for RUSA members. Visit to update your membership record and add RUSA or a section, or call Membership and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433, option 5.

Questions about volunteering should be sent to the appointing officers listed below.

We look forward to having you as a part of our leadership team!

Alesia McManus, RUSA Vice-President/President-Elect,
Louise Mort Feldmann, BRASS chair,
Daniel C. Mack, CODES chair,
Christina Thompson, History Section chair,
Courtney Greene McDonald, ETS: Emerging Technologies chair,
Amy Elizabeth Rustic, RSS chair,
Heidi Nance, STARS chair,

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RUSA’s new Vice-President/President-Elect! 2015-2016

Alesia McManus, Director of the Howard Community College Library, Columbia, MD, has been elected the 2015-2016 RUSA’s new Vice-President/President-Elect.

Also on the ballot were RUSA members Mary Parker, Associate Director, Minitex, Minneapolis, MN and Aaron Dobbs, Scholarly Communication & Electronic Resource Development Librarian at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA

RUSA thanks all the candidates who stood for election, as well as all the members who voted. Their efforts to impact and enhance RUSA are extremely valuable to the future of the organization.

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Voting ends Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm (CST)

Please don’t forget to cast your vote for a new RUSA vice-president/president-elect by Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00pm CT.

To vote, login to the RUSA Division Group in Connect ( and go to the poll here: to vote.

If you have any problems logging in, please call the ALA Member and Customer Service Center at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5.

If you have any questions, please email

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Learn More About RUSA & Get Involved – A Favorite Signature Event At The 2015 ALA Annual Conference

RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved
If you’re new to RUSA or a longtime member looking for an opportunity to connect with other members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor. Sponsored by all RUSA Sections.

Date: Friday, June 26, Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Location: Westin St. Francis, Tower Salon A & B

Speaker: Ann Brown

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