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Format: 02/18/2018 - 1pm
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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

CANCELLED: Ignite Sunday Session: Not Just Video Games (but you probably should get those too) Program
Description :

Want to collect for and serve video game designers and developers? It's not just about video games. Learn about web and print resources and programming ideas based on an information behavior study of video game design students!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
History Genealogy Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Milano II & III
Description :

This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon will be provided by our sponsor, ProQuest.

This preconference is a free event. To register, please fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HHNDJP.”

Cost :
Division members $50; ALA members $60; Non-ALA $70, Student/retirees $40

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: The Reference Interview [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Florentine I
Description :

Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.

Cost :
Advanced Reg fees: Division members: $199; ALA members: $219; Non-ALA: $259: Students: $149

Friday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Siena
Description :

A meeting of the Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C
Description :

Do you help patrons work on their genealogy, discover the history of their house, or find primary sources for their research papers? If so, come network with your fellow history librarians at the History Section’s Open House. During the first half-hour, we'll provide an update of the section’s activities. From 9:00 to 10:00, our committees will meet. If you are interested in joining our section, feel free to join a committee meeting to learn about their current activities.

8:30am - 10:00am
Best Free Web Sites (RUSA-MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Best Free Web Sites Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Conference Program Planning Committee Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Conference Program Planning Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
LLAMA All sections/all committees Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom A
Description :

All LLAMA section committees: BES, FRFDS, HRS, LOMS, MAES, NPS, PRMS, and SASS

8:30am - 10:00am
Local Systems and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Local Systems and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Products and Services Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Products and Services Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Professional Development Committee (RUSA MARS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Skyview 4
Description :

Members of the Professional Development Committee of RUSA MARS will gather during the MARS All-Committee Meeting to hear general announcements concerning MARS and to discuss future plans for the committee. Those who may be interested in joining the committee are encouraged to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Discovery Services Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Annual meeting of the RSS Discovery Services Committee (formerly the RSS Catalog Use Committee).

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Meeting of the RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference Committee.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Evaluation of Reference and User Services Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

The meeting of the RUSA RSS Evaluation of Reference and User Services Committee.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Annual meeting of the RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting. Everyone is welcome to come by and give suggestions about the rough draft of the medical reference guidelines.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Job & Career Reference Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

The annual meeting of the RSS Job & Career Reference Committee held during the RSS Open House.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee. Come find out more about the committee and activities.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Open House and All-Committee Meeting Social event Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Open House for all RUSA Reference Services Section members and those interested in the work of the section. Committee meetings will take place directly following open house activities.

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