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
dial in using: 1-866-717-7547
with participant code: 72620830#

On June 15th!

2016 RUSA Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 RUSA elections!

Thank you to all the RUSA members who voted in the elections. Your votes help guide the leadership of RUSA and contribute to the success of the organization and its mission. This year’s election results are:

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE – Jenny Presnell, Jennifer Boettcher

SECRETARY – Ilana Stonebraker
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Annette Buckley

SECRETARY – Patricia Gregory
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Andrea Copeland, Issac (Ike) Pulver

SECRETARY – Geoffrey Morse
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Shannon Jones

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT – Chellammal Vaidyanathan
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Nancy Bunker

SECRETARY – Jessica Hagman
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Colleen Seale

SECRETARY – Naomi Chow

Terms begin immediately following the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Celia Ross appointed as new vendor relations liaison

RUSA President, Anne Houston, has appointed Celia Ross, Associate Librarian at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan as RUSA’s newest position, Vendor Relations Liaison.

The Vendor Relations Liaison’s role is to facilitate communication between RUSA, including its staff, members, committees, sections and Executive Board, and database providers, publishers and other research resource vendors in order to ensure the continued support of RUSA’s awards, events, learning opportunities and strategic plan. The Liaison will also work to highlight the value and impact produced by this collaboration.

“Celia has had a direct impact on the professional development of many librarians, drawing them into business reference services and research. Celia is the ideal candidate for this position in that she has been one of RUSA’s greatest assets in advocating for our profession, creating and maintaining relationships with industry vendors and securing sponsorships for many of RUSA’s awards and events. Her rapport within and without the library community goes unmatched and we are beyond excited to have her as the face of our vendor relations liaison,” said RUSA President, Anne Houston.

In collaboration with RUSA, vendors gain unique access to a targeted audience of RUSA members, including reference and acquisitions librarians, collection development specialists, and other information professionals, resulting in a mutually beneficial partnership.

Raise your Voice! Call for bloggers for RUSA Voices

Consider blogging for RUSA Voices, the new blog for RUSA members and those who support the mission and goals of RUSA.

We are looking for folks (RUSA member or interested parties) to blog during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting this coming January in Boston about interesting sessions, discussion groups, and happenings. 

If you’re not at Midwinter but have other things you’d like to share, consider blogging about items or interest or things that really grind your gears throughout the year. Can’t do it then, but still interested? 

Going to Annual next summer or other library conferences and want to share what you learned? Bring it on! No topic is taboo and since this is a user generated blog, we want to hear what you think. RUSA wants to hear what you think. ALA wants to hear what you think.

Please check out RUSA Voices at http://blog.rusa.ala.org/

Questions?  Interest?  Contact David Midyette (dmidyette@roseman.edu)