RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Division
RUSA President's Program - It's Complicated: Navigating the dynamic landscapes of digital literacy, collapsing contexts, and big databy ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am
We have more access to more information than ever before, while others have more access to data about us than ever before. This ecosystem of “big data” introduces a myriad of challenges as the public grapples with privacy, digital literacy, the politics of algorithms, and collapsing contexts across social media. Librarians, long the patron saint of information, have a crucial role to play in helping guide the conversation. In this talk, danah boyd will weave together her research on youth culture with her analysis of the “big data” phenomenon to discuss the role of libraries and librarians in a data-soaked world. Sponsored by the RUSA President’s Program Planning Committee and the RUSA Just Ask Task Force.
Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and ILL, Oh My!: Connecting Users to What They Want!by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am
Participate in the 2015 annual meeting by applying to be an official Blog Correspondent for the new RUSA Blog, RUSA Voices (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/)!
Blog Correspondents will help division members – and others - catch up on exciting RUSA programming they missed, and provide insights into the meeting for those who couldn’t make it to San Francisco. Apply to blog in a specific category below or suggest your own angle for coverage. Some categories may have multiple correspondents.
A few lines of ‘small print’
- Preference will be given to current RUSA members.
- Blog correspondents will be expected to submit articles for posting to RUSA Voices (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/) as soon as possible or within 10 days of the conclusion of Annual Conference; Bloggers agreeing to provide daily wrap-ups should submit articles by midnight PDT on the day being covered.
- Correspondents will work with various RUSA and ETS section staff and/or committee members to publicize postings.
Apply online at:
Applications will be accepted through 11:59pm PDT on June 15. Those selected will be notified and provided with additional information by Wednesday June 17.