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RUSA RSS EPDRC Discussion Forum at Annual, featuring Dave Tyckoson


The RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee invites you to join us for our discussion forum at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago.  If you are using the ALA scheduler it is under RUSA/RSS and is listed as RSS Discussion Forum I (RUSA) -- Saturday June 24 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.  Location is McCormick Place W196a

Our featured panelist is Dave Tyckoson, to talk about his thoughts on what reference education and professional development might look like in a changing reference environment.

Dave is a librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University – Fresno. He is first and foremost a reference librarian. He is well known in the field and has published and presented extensively about reference service, reference collections, and the reference interview. He is heavily involved in the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), serving as President in 2007-2008 and receiving its highest achievement award (the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award) in 2005.  Dave recently co-edited a book on reference service, Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century,  published by Purdue University Press. Dave also teaches two online continuing education classes for librarians and library staff, The Reference Interview and Rethinking Reference Collections.

Join us for a lively discussion -- bring your thoughts and observations -- the audience is what makes a great discussion.  Hope to see you there --

Bryna Coonin, Chair