Just a friendly reminder about a few of RUSA and ASCLA’s events…registration for all of these closes on Sunday, June 20, and we will not be selling tickets at the door.


You can register for these events without registering for conference, so if you live in the area and want to join us for the day for maximum learning and a whole lot of fun, check out these registration instructions and get on board today: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2010/03/30/ticketedeventsonly-howto/


Literary Tastes Breakfast, Sunday, June 27, 8-10am: Authors and books and French toast, oh my! We have five amazing, award-winning authors appearing this year, representing a broad variety of books and literary tastes. Check out all the news here: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2010/06/09/2010literarytastes-lastchance/


Preconferences galore! Four workshops to be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 25, covering a variety of topics, including genealogy, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, and a “state of the union” on the reference librarian profession.


This year’s RUSA workshops are:

“Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Our Capital’s Hidden Genealogy Gems” (8:30a-5p)

“Reference Evolution: Envisioning the Future, Remembering the Past” (9a-5p)

“Interlibrary Loan Statistics: What We Gather, How We Use Them, and Who We Provide Them To” (8:30a-12:30p)

Details: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2010/06/09/ac10-preconferencereminder/


ASCLA’s consulting workshop is sold out, but we still have room at our resource-sharing event:

“Giving People What They Want: Information Access in Libraries and Beyond”

Details: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2010/04/ac2010-asclaprezpreconf-speakers/


Thank you in advance for forwarding this message to any colleagues or groups of librarians who might be interested in these events, or posting to any blogs you may have access to. :o)



Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)