[Libs-Or] FW: Volunteer for the Reference Services Section

Abigail Elder aelder at beavertonoregon.gov
Mon Feb 17 08:51:53 PST 2014

Do you want to be active at the national level and aren't sure how to get started? Volunteer to be on a RSS committee!

Most of the committees are eager for new members and there's a wide variety of topics to choose from, including several that aren't limited to a strict definition of " traditional reference", such as services to Spanish speaking, YA reference, evaluation, recognition, etc. Most committees meet virtually throughout the year--- even if you can't attend an ALA conference, you can still be involved.

Let's make sure that Oregon is well-represented in RUSA!

(current chair of RSS Library Services to an Aging Population)

From: Qiana M Johnson [q-johnson at northwestern.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 8:33 AM
To: rss-l at ala.org
Subject: Volunteer for the Reference Services Section

Greeting Library Colleagues,

The Reference Services Section (RSS) of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) represents the interests of librarians and library support staff engaged in all aspects of reference and information services including the delivery, management, and evaluation of reference and user services in all kinds of libraries. We represent and support library staff providing frontline reference service in public and academic libraries.

We are currently inviting new and not-so-new members of RSS to volunteer to lead and serve on committees. The list and information about these committees can be found here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/rss. We are also looking for members to serve as RSS representatives to RUSA-level committees.

Serving on an RSS and/or a RUSA committee is a great way to give back to the profession, grow professionally, and network. To get involved, please complete the form here: http://www.ala.org/cfapps/committee/volunteerform.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about RSS and its committees, please feel free to contact me at q-johnson at northwestern.edu<mailto:q-johnson at northwestern.edu>.

Qiana Johnson
RSS Vice-Chair

Qiana Johnson
Schaffner and Distance Learning Librarian
Schaffner Library
Northwestern University
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.503.6617
Fax: 312.503.8930

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