Update from Emerging Leader

My Emerging Leaders group has been working on Chasing Reference, a blog for the members of RUSA to share ideas. We presented a poster about the blog at the Emerging Leaders poster session at 2012 Annual. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the poster. You all gave us wonderful feedback, suggestions, and encouragement. We’ll continue to post on the blog every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until Midwinter. After Midwinter, another group of Emerging Leaders will take over the upkeep of Chasing Reference.

We’re looking for guest writers to contribute posts for Chasing Reference. Chasing Reference covers a wide range of topics from mentorship to retraction in reference to readers advisory in academic libraries to celebrities who do research to collecting award winning books. If you have a program at your library that you want to highlight, or if there’s something related to reference or user services that’s been on your mind, Chasing Reference is a great place to share your thoughts and ideas. If you are interested in contributing, contact us at ChasingReference@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

I want to thank you all for your support during my time as the 2012 RUSA Emerging Leader. I’ve had a really wonderful experience with the Emerging Leaders program, and I’m very grateful to have become more involved in RUSA. ALA can be very overwhelming to a newcomer. I’m glad to have found my place in RUSA.

Emily Hamstra
2011-2012 Emerging leader