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Friday, June 26 - 8:00am

8:00am - 1:00pm
BRASS Preconference: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in integrating your library into the local innovation ecosystem, including building partnerships with local organizations and collaboration with the university commercialization office.. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Cost :
EARLY BIRD Division Members: 129; ALA Members: 149; Non-ALA Members: 169; Students/Retirees: 119; ADVANCED Division Members: 159: ALA Members: 179; Non-ALA Members: 199; Student/Retirees: 179; ON SITE: Division Members: 209; ALA Members: 229; Non-ALA Memb

Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Genealogical Librarianship Symposium [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Parc 55 San Francisco
Market Street
Description :

An interactive day learning and networking for all librarians serving genealogists. Leaders from the library and genealogical industry will cover a variety of topics including strategic planning, partnerships, and serving diverse populations. Luncheon provided by our sponsor, ProQuest. Register here:

Cost :
free but must register via

Friday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 1:00pm
STARS Preconference: ILL Data Storm - Practical Assessment [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

Using data to inform decisions in a library is paramount in today's world of tight budgets. Managers, directors, deans, and provosts want numbers to prove that a service is beneficial. Several resource sharing professionals will speak to how they collect and use data, whether to improve services, influence collection decisions, or justify their existence. Time will be allotted for small groups to discuss their experiences and exchange ideas.

Cost :
EARLY BIRD Division Members: 119; ALA Members: 139; Non-ALA Members: 159; Students/Retirees: 109; ADVANCED Division Members: 149: ALA Members: 169; Non-ALA Members: 189; Student/Retirees: 169; ON SITE: Division Members: 199; ALA Members: 219; Non-ALA Memb

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101 First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Other, Social event Westin St. Francis
Tower Salon A & B
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or a longtime member looking for an opportunity to connect with other 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. Sponsored by all RUSA Sections.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (History Section/RUSA) Committee meeting, Social event Moscone Convention Center
200-212 (S)
Description :

A meeting and open house for all History section committees and members.

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World Program Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

It’s a big book world, and someone’s gotta read it. Keeping up with the burgeoning world of publishing and popular culture can appear daunting, but it can be done! Be the first to know (instead of the last to hear) about reading trends and hot new titles.Join a panel of experts who will share practical techniques and invaluable resources to help you keep up with the current literary scene. Learn strategies to maximize your reading time, stay ahead of your patrons, and position yourself as a crucial literary resource in your library community.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Board of Directors I (RUSA) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 2
Description :

Meeting of RUSA's Board of Directors. This meeting is open to all Annual Conference registrants.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Business Reference in Public Libraries Forum (RUSA_BRASS) Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Revenue Streams for Libraries: Naming rights, corporate sponsorships, crowd funding, and other non-levy type revenue sources. This panel will present methods and procedures designed to help libraries attain a better financial position by tapping into the abundance of opportunities that exist for them today. Topics will include how to properly value various assets for sponsorship by advertisers, contract and legal considerations for naming rights, and how to utilize crowdfunding in support of specific projects.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Connecting Communities: Documenting and Sharing Asian American Heritage Program Moscone Convention Center
2004 (W)
Description :

This program will be a panel discussion about Asian American Records and Local History. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Guides in an Era of Discovery Layers Program Moscone Convention Center
3008 (W)
Description :

Panelists will discuss the relevance, role, and practical optimization of library guides in light of both discovery layers and enhanced platforms such as LibGuides v2.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Whacking the Weeds in the Library: Deaccessioning Print and Digital Materials in the 21st Century and Beyond Program Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

This program will include a public, academic, and community college librarian to discuss strategies for weeding/deaccessioning materials in their libraries and how to do so in ways that make providing user services more effective.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
RUSA President's Program - It's Complicated: Navigating the dynamic landscapes of digital literacy, collapsing contexts, and big data Presidents program, Program Moscone Convention Center
3014-3016 (W)
Description :

We have more access to more information than ever before, while others have more access to data about us than ever before. This ecosystem of “big data” introduces a myriad of challenges as the public grapples with privacy, digital literacy, the politics of algorithms, and collapsing contexts across social media. Librarians, long the patron saint of information, have a crucial role to play in helping guide the conversation. In this talk, danah boyd will weave together her research on youth culture with her analysis of the “big data” phenomenon to discuss the role of libraries and librarians in a data-soaked world. Sponsored by the RUSA President’s Program Planning Committee and the RUSA Just Ask Task Force.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hot Topics Discussion Group (RUSA STARS) Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
228-230 (S)
Description :

Discussion will focus on the topic of shared collections.

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Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This year we are featuring Katherine Addison (Goblin Emperor), Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow), Stuart Rojstaczer (The Mathematician's Shiva), Jo Walton (My Real Children) and Ashley Weaver (Murder at the Brightwell) followed by a book signing with each. All Annual Conference registrants are invited! Light refreshments served. This event is sponsored by Penguin RandomHouse, Macmillan Publishers, and Ingram Content Group.

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
21st Annual Reference Research Forum Program Moscone Convention Center
2014 (W)
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

10:30am - 11:30am
The Core: A Year (Or More!) In, How Does This Affect Librarians? Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

How has the Common Core impacted librarianship, including outreach, collection development decisions (including budgeting), information literacy strategies, and workload as a whole? Has the Common Core increased information literacy/instruction portion of our jobs? Have libraries developed specific working strategies as a result of the common core? What are some recommendations or caveats to a new librarian not experienced in the Common Core? Join us for a discussion on these issues by a cross-disciplined panel of experts.

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and ILL, Oh My!: Connecting Users to What They Want! Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

STARS ILL committee proposes a lightning round session covering the following topics: 1) How patron ILL requests influence collection development; 2) How demand driven acquisition of physical and electronic books affect interlibrary loan; 3) Outline the changes made by one Interlibrary Loan department to adapt to the current ILL environment; 4) What Occam’s Reader can do to allow interlibrary loan of electronic books.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
History Librarians Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

An open discussion to all conference attendees interested in history librarianship.

Sunday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm
RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony Westin St. Francis
California West BR
Description :

Join RUSA colleagues and celebrate this year's outstanding achievement award winners!

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Monday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:30am
RUSA Past President's Breakfast [Closed] Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite C
Description :

Join fellow RUSA Past Presidents and catch up on current RUSA happenings!

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Closed :
Exclusive to group members