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#nameRUSA: Give Us Your Feedback!

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RUSA members represent a wide variety of interests and professional activities, including readers’ advisory, interlibrary loan, genealogy, user experience and all kinds of library public services.  Many of us once identified as reference librarians, but recognize that our membership is changing in addition to our professional roles. We find ourselves wondering how best to brand ourselves and the services we provide.

Our association name is important and we need your help.  We want to make sure that our association continues to support and represent our members’ needs and interests, while also speaking to potential members.  We want to also encourage participation from non-members.

Please join us and participate in a lively conversation about the future of RUSA.

You can help by doing the following:

Friday events @ALA Orlando:

  • Learn more at RUSA 101 on Friday, 3-4 pm, Hilton Orlando, Room Florida Ballroom 1-2

Saturday events @ALA Orlando:

  • Come and share your views on Saturday 8:30-10 am at the Hilton-Bayhill 30 room
  • Join us at the Network Uncommons on Saturday 10:30 – 11 am (next to the ALA Membership Pavillon)

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We want to hear from you! RUSA Virtual Town Hall – June 15

RUSA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3PM CT / 4PM ET to give all RUSA members (and prospective members!) a chance to ask questions about the organization and give input on our current and future directions. RUSA President Anne Houston and RUSA Vice-President Alesia McManus will be present at the Town Hall to answer questions.

We invite you to submit questions and suggestions ahead of time or ask them during the Town Hall. You can submit your question here up until June 10th: http://goo.gl/forms/7pHP8S4Yy3.

We look forward to talking with you!

To attend the meeting please click on this link
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r8iomgg8ab7/
or
dial in using: 1-866-717-7547
with participant code: 72620830#

On June 15th!

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FREE Webinar: Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States

Do you process interlibrary loan requests?
Or oversee staff that do? 

If so, this free webinar is for you!

Title:      Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
Date:     Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time:     2pm EDT – 3pm EDT
Click here to register

The newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and its Explanatory Supplement are now in effect and establish principles that govern the exchange of material between libraries in the United States.

The ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee wishes to encourage awareness and application of the ILL Code and its Explanatory Supplement in the interlibrary loan community by offering a free webinar to all ILL practitioners, regardless of their position, library type/size, or ILL system used.

This free one-hour webinar offered by the revision committee’s members will explore what’s new and what hasn’t changed in the new Code and Supplement and share an overview of the revision process and feedback received.

The presenters and Q&A panelists include:

  • Tina Baich, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Nora Dethloff, University of Houston
  • Sue Kaler, Massachusetts Library System
  • Brian Miller, The Ohio State University

Feel free to forward this invitation to coworkers who might be interested or to appropriate state, regional, or consortial resource sharing email lists.

A free recording of the webinar session will be made available afterward.

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RUSA’s President’s Program: Be Our Guest! Transform Your Library into an Exciting Experience for Users

Dave Cobb will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Cobb, vice president, creative development of the Thinkwell Group, is an expert on designing immersive educational experiences for museums and theme parks. He’ll draw on his observations and experience with local Orlando theme parks and talk about how libraries can tell stories with space and win over library users.

He will be joined with two expert responders from the library world, John Blyberg, assistant director for innovation and UX at the Darien Library; and Steven Bell, associate university librarian for research & instructional services at Temple University.

Read the full press release here.

 

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