Barry Trott, Editor
RUSA CODES at Midwinter
RUSA CODES will be active at Midwinter with several discussion groups and the increasingly popular Book and Media Awards. Join your fellow CODES members and bring along a potential member!
Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception
Sunday, January 27, 5:00-6:30 PM; Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Municipal Room.
Be sure to attend the Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception, where RUSA celebrates the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA’s expert readers’ advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section’s
(CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.
Reference Publishing Discussion Forum: Are Users Finding Our Online Reference Resources?
Sunday, January 27, 1:00-2:30 PM; W Seattle Hotel, Great Room 1B.
Interested in online reference sources? Check out the CODES discussion forum on Reference Publishing Discussion Forum: Are Users Finding Our Online Reference Resources? Libraries spend a great deal of money on quality online online reference resources, in the hopes that they will be useful to our communities. But are they being used? How do users discover reference resources in the online environment: teaching, research guides, stand-alone vendor resources? How do we enable users to cross multiple interfaces to reach reference sources?
Join our discussions with librarians and vendors on these issues.
CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group
Sunday, January 27, 4:30-5:30 PM; Washington State Convention Center, Room 212.
Public librarians will want to stop by the CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group to share ideas and thoughts on new eBook platforms and other topics of interest in current collection management. Please email any topics you would like to see on the agenda to: Nanci Milone Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Topics Discussion Group
Saturday, January 26, 10:30-11:30 AM; Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Virginia.
The Hot Topics Discussion Group will be talking about the role of Subject Specialists and Selection. Collection development is one of the most rapidly changing areas of librarianship. As patron-driven acquisitions and collaborative purchasing increase, do subject specialists still play an important role in selection? Is their participation essential? Join us for a lively discussion on how collection development responsibilities are changing and what these changes mean for librarians.