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The Reference and User Services Association is responsible for stimulating and supporting excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library.

The specific responsibilities of RUSA are:

Conduct of activities and projects within the association’s areas of responsibility;
Encouragement of the development of librarians engaged in these activities, and stimulation of participation by members of appropriate type-of-library divisions;
Synthesis of the activities of all units within the American Library Association that have a bearing on the type of activities represented by the association;
Representation and interpretation of the association’s activities in contacts outside the profession;
Planning and development of programs of study and research in these areas for the total profession; and
Continuous study and review of the association’s activities.

TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE COURSES: Individuals can register in one of two ways:

register online or
download the online course registration form to register via mail or fax.

Online and fax registration ends at close-of-business the Thursday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Interested in registering a group for a course? We offer 15% savings for group registrations. Groups are defined as two or more librarians/staff from a library or network of libraries who are enrolling in the same course at the same time. Download the group registration form.

Contact Membership and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433, option 5, with questions about the registration process.

TO REGISTER FOR WEBINARS: For individual registrations, register online or download the individual webinar registration form. Individual registration rates are as follows:
RUSA members: $40
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $45
Non-members: $65


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