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RUSA Update

  • Established in 1990, the Louis Shores Award recognizes an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization for excellence in reviewing. The award recipient is selected for significant achievement related to a reviewing process that helps librarians make selection and collection development decisions. Online and in-print work is considered equally. The winner(s) receives a citation. []
  • From the Editor: Connecting People to What They Need to Know The title of this column comes from Dr. Carla Hayden’s interview at the RUSA President’s Program at ALA Annual 2018. In the words of the Librarian of Congress, “Reference is, of course, facts. But it is also connecting people to what they need to []
  • For Immediate Release Contact: Ninah Moore, RUSA/ASGCLA nmoore@ala.org   Are there crafters, artisans and entrepreneurs in your neighborhood? What financial literacy education might they need to grow their business? At the next online discussion of the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group, Megan Emery of Chattanooga Public Library will lead a conversation about library programming and []

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  • For African Americans, piecing together family history presents unique challenges. Fortunately, there are now wonderful local and online sources with collections of data that can provide insight into who you are, and where you came from. Learning about family history allows you to uncover your own history, to discover your ancestors and understand their legacy. []
  • Any information professional working in an educational setting should be prepared to educate their peers and administrators on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption. In addition, students need to be regularly educated on the pros and cons of OER in the classroom to give them an opportunity to rate the success of such []