From the Director

Greetings RUSA Members,

Thanksgiving is next week and this is the perfect time to take the opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful work and support you have given RUSA this last year. From our awards and book lists like Notable Books and The Reading List to our popular events like the Book and Media Awards Reception at Midwinter in San Diego and the Literary Tastes Breakfast at Annual Conference in New Orleans, we were successful in large part due to RUSA volunteers and members.

This coming year, we hope to have just as many wonderful events, products, and programming for you starting with the Book and Media Awards reception which will be held Sunday, January 22, 2012, from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Don’t miss it if you plan to be in Dallas – and make sure to bring your friends (it’s not necessary to be a RUSA member). It’s a great place to network and have a little fun—all are very welcome!

We love to hear from members and once again at the Midwinter conference we’ll offer the opportunity for our members to participate virtually as well as in person in the RUSA Town Hall meeting at RUSA Board, Session I, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 1:30-3:30 pm, Dallas Convention Center. Instructions, time and date will be forthcoming on the RUSA website, blog and listserv (rusa-l), so check back frequently and also watch for a message from us in your email before Midwinter.

Thanks again for making RUSA a wonderful place to be a member! I hope to see those of you who can make it at the Midwinter meeting in Dallas.

Best Wishes,

Susan Hornung
Executive Director, RUSA