Good afternoon RUSA members,
I want to make you aware that the RUSA Board of Directors is working on developing a transition plan regarding an opening in our position of RUSA Vice-President/President-Elect for 2014-2015, RUSA President for 2015-2016, and RUSA Past President for 2016-2017. Susan Hornung (RUSA Executive Director) and I received an email from Liane Taylor on Thursday, June 4th making us aware that she needed to resign as our current RUSA Vice President/President Elect. Susan and I immediately began reviewing our RUSA Bylaws and Susan has contacted ALA’s parliamentarian, Eli Mina, for his interpretation and advice regarding our options.
Though we have a short timeline between now and the ALA Annual Conference, the RUSA Board is developing a plan that will allow for a smooth transition and will position RUSA to be able to immediately begin doing the work to support our new Strategic Plan. I’m confident that we will quickly find a very workable solution and I wanted to make sure that you all are also aware of what’s happening. We’ll keep you updated as we have more information. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions.
I also would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to read our new RUSA Strategic Plan for July 2015 – June 2018. I’ve provided an introduction to the plan in the Spring 2015 RUSA Update, which can be found at:
The full Spring 2015 issue of RUSA Update can be found here, which highlights many of the ALA Annual Conference activities that will be taking place across the sections and the association:
Thanks so much, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing many of you soon in San Francisco!
RUSA President 2014-2015
Thompson at hcplonline.org