RUSA Election Results!

RUSA

VICE-PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT

– Anne Houston
Director of Teaching, Learning & Research, Smith College Libraries, Northampton, MA

SECRETARY

– Kate Oberg
College & Career Librarian, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

– Ed Garcia
Library Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston, Rhode Island

– Mary Mintz
Associate Director for Outreach, American University Library, Washington, DC

DIVISION COUNCILOR

– Sarah J. Hammill
Distance Learning Librarian, Florida International University, Miami, FL


BRASS

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– Louise Mort Feldmann
Business Librarian, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, Colorado

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Penny Scott
Reference Librarian/Business Liaison, 2003-Present, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


CODES

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– Daniel C. Mack
Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Emily Hamstra
Learning Librarian, Kinesiology Librarian, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

– Matthew J. Wayman
Head Librarian, 2008-Present, Ciletti Memorial Library, Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA


HISTORY

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– Christina Thompson Shutt
Public Services Librarian & College Archivist, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Melissa Finley Gonzalez
Head of Reference, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

SECRETARY

– Jennifer Eileen McElroy
Reference Specialist (2013 – present), Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota.


 

MARS: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN REFERENCE SECTION

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– McDonald, Courtney Greene
Head, Discovery & Research Services, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, IN

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Coleman, Jason
Undergraduate and Community Services Librarian, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, Kansas


RSS

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– Amy Elizabeth Rustic
Associate Librarian/Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Ellen Keith
Director of Research and Access/Chief Librarian, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL


STARS

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT

– Heidi Nance
Head, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services and Collection Management Services Strategic Projects Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

– Kerry Keegan
Customer Service Agent, Atlas Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

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Call for 2016 MW Institute, AC Program & Preconference Proposals

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is now accepting institute, preconference and program proposals for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on May 11, 2015. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate section for approval before being entered in the proposal system online (see instructions below for entering approved section proposals). For more information about how to submit a proposal to a RUSA section, please contact the section chair. Section chair contact information can be found in the Section Executive Committee rosters here.

Session topics should showcase emerging trends and examples of driving change in the areas of reference services including but not limited to: marketing library services, advocacy, special populations, collection development, evaluation, readers’ advisory, instruction, business reference, emerging technologies, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, genealogy and historical research and more!

The RUSA Conference Program Coordinating Committee will review, organize and recommend for final approval to the RUSA Board all submitted section-approved proposals and select sessions based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in reference services at the 2015 annual conference.

Instructions for approved section proposal submission: Once your proposal is approved by the section, it should be entered here. Once you’ve logged in, click on “Click here to begin a new Proposal.”  Note that there is an option to propose a tour; all tours must be proposed in this system.

Since this is our first year using it, we’d appreciate any constructive feedback from users about the new program proposal system set up by ALA.

For more information, contact the RUSA office at rusa@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4395.

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2015 ALA Annual Conference Meeting and Program Room Locations are Available!

Please see the room locations for meetings and programs at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. You can access them here.

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website!

Financial Literacy at its best!

Newly designed Smart investing @your library website! Engaging and valuable resources to help get you started or expand your programming and reach your target audience. Read all about it here: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/04/smart-investing-website-redesigned-new-features

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