Join us at 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for some exciting events. Below are some highlights to look forward to. Come April, you will be able to use the ALA Conference Scheduler to create a personal schedule and you will be alerted to any last minute location changes.
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
Finalists: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
The two books selected as recipients of the Medal will be announced during the Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 27. The ceremony will be from 8:00-10:00 PM. Location will be announced in April. Tickets are available here. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA.
Have you seen the new e-newsletter, direct from the RUSA office? Emailed straight to your inbox every Friday morning and it’s free to all RUSA members. You can view all the issues here and at the RUSA website under the Communications tab.
RUSA’s Annual Signature Programs
- RUSA 101
Friday, June 26, 3:00-4:00 PM
- RUSA President’s Program
Saturday, June 27, 4:00-5:30 PM
- Literary Tastes Author Event
Sunday, June 29, 8:00-10:00 AM
- RUSA Awards Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Party
Sunday, June 29, 5:00-6:30 PM
- Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception. Ticketed event; separate registration required; registration information here.
Saturday, June 27, 8:00-10:00 PM
Not to Be Missed RUSA Preconferences
- Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
Friday, June 26, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Register here (Ticketed event)
- ILL Data Storm – Practical Assessment
Friday, June 26, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Register here (free event).
Conference Programs and Forums – All Date and Times to be Announced in April
- Not Elsewhere Classified: Different Approaches to Researching Emerging Industries
- Whacking the Weeds in the Library: Deaccessioning Print and Digital Materials in the 21st Century and Beyond
- Connecting Communities: Documenting and Sharing Asian American Heritage
- The Core: A Year (Or More!) In, How Does This Affect Librarians?
- Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Oh My! Connecting Users to What They Want!
- The Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum – Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World
- 21st Annual Reference Research Forum
- Mining Labor History Resources in the West
Upcoming Online Learning
As always, you can count on RUSA to offer signature courses like Genealogy and Reference Interview, but RUSA has added new upcoming online courses and webinars, that will interest learners at any level.
Reference Interview – April 6 – May 17. This is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Read more and register.
Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference – April 20 – May 17. (Live Sessions on Thursdays, Time 1 p.m. CST) Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms…then this course is for you! Read more and register.
NEW COURSE! Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy – April 6 – May 17. This course will introduce library practitioners to empirically sound approaches to learner-centered teaching that can be applied to creating effective reference and instruction services that maximally facilitate student learning. Read more and register.
NEW COURSE! Introduction to Instructional Design for Librarians – April 20 – May 31
Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: identifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. Read more and register.
|● Universal Design for Learning, Information literacy, and Libraries – April 1, 1:00 – 2:15 PM. Gain information about Universal Design for Learning… Read more and register.|
|● What is Content Marketing + Should You Be Using It at Your Library? – April 3, 2015, 2:00 – 3:15 PM. Understand content marketing. Read more and register.|
|● Reference Interviewing: Best Practices in Action April 06, 1:00 – 2:00 PM.How to improve interaction with the online. Read more and register.|
|● Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth April 30, 10:00 -11:00 AM. Read more and register.|
|● Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects May 12, 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Learn to identify partnership opportunities within your institutions. Read more and register.|