Just a reminder that registration closes end-of-day tomorrow for the next offering of The Reference Interview, a 5 week online course presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).


This class is an excellent opportunity for librarians and library staff at all types of libraries to gain or refresh basic reference skills, and will enable them to serve reference desk patrons with confidence!

The majority of this course is asynchronous—students login throughout the week and complete assignments at their own pace. Practice chat sessions are held as a part of the course, however these are scheduled after the class begins in order to accommodate the largest number of students.

The course will run Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Oct. 22.


REGISTER ONLINE NOW: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L


We also have the following classes on the schedule for this fall:

·  Genealogy 101 September 20–October 22, 2010

·  Business Reference 101 October 4–29, 2010 

·  Readers' Advisory 101 October 4–November 11, 2010


Registration for each courses ends close-of-business the Wednesday before the course begins.


More information about all of these courses is in the Professional Development section of the RUSA website:



Group discounts are available for organizational members of ALA—more information here:



Please share this message with any colleagues, listservs or member groups who might find these courses of interest.





Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


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