Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Call for RUSA Programs (2016 Mid-Winter Institute, Annual Conference Program & Preconference Proposals)

RUSA is now accepting institute, preconference and program proposals for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on May 10, 2015. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Session topics should showcase emerging trends and examples of driving change in the areas of reference services including but not limited to: marketing library services, advocacy, special populations, collection development, evaluation, readers’ advisory, instruction, business reference, emerging technologies, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, genealogy and historical research and more!

The RUSA Conference Program Coordinating Committee will review, organize and recommend for approval of the RUSA Board, all submitted proposals and select sessions based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in reference services.

We will be using the new program proposal system set up by ALA. Since this is our first year, we’d appreciate any constructive feedback from users about the system. The online proposal form is here: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=JAUSUBBZ.

Please click on this link and then click on “Click here to begin a new Proposal.”  Note that there is an option to propose a tour; all tours must be proposed in this system.

For more information, contact the RUSA office at rusa@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4395.



Leighann Wood
Membership and Awards Program Specialist
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
American Library Association
Email: lwood@ala.org