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ASGCLA

August 25, 2020

 

Dear Physical Delivery Interest Group Members,

 

Thank you for your patience as ALA and the ASGCLA staff and Board have developed the processes for creating a new home for Physical Delivery Interest Group members within the Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) of ALA. On September 1, members of the ASGCLA interest group will become members of the RUSA Sharing and Access to Resources Section (STARS), http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars as recommended by Interest Group members in a recent virtual meeting.

 

Here is what you can expect:

  • ALA and division membership: The change from the ASGCLA division to the RUSA division will happen automatically. Your ALA membership will stay on the same renewal schedule. If you have questions about your membership, the Interest Groups included in your membership, or other member groups within ALA, contact ALA Member Relations & Services at membervalue@ala.org or call 1.800.545.2433 (international callers, use 1.312.944.6780).

  • Interest Group Leadership: There are no Interest Groups within the RUSA/STARS  Members of the RUSA STARS Executive Committee will be meeting with leaders from the Physical Delivery Group for a welcome and discussion of how to participate and have an identity in STARS.

  • Connect Group: the ASGCLA Physical Delivery Interest Group Connect Group will be discontinued. New STARS section members be added to the Section Connect Group automatically.  Members of the RUSA STARS Executive Committee will be meeting with leaders from the Physical Delivery Group for a welcome and discussion of how to participate and have an identity in STARS.

  • Listserv: The ASGCLA-Physical-Delivery@lists.ala.org, will be archived and retired. ASGCLA members can be added to the STARS-L listserv. (NOTE: ALA will phase out the Sympa listservs over the next few years as determined by each division or sponsoring unit).

  • Meetings and Conference events: Member leaders will work with the RUSA Staff and the RUSA/STARS Executive Committee leaders listed below to schedule virtual and in-person meetings. See the RUSA FAQ and Resources page, https://rusaupdate.org/resources/ for instructions and forms.

  • Publicity and Announcements: Member leaders will work with the RUSA Staff and the RUSA/Stars Executive Committee leaders listed below to find the best way to publicize activities and member /member library accomplishments within RUSA. Interest Group members can submit information to share on the RUSAUpdate web site and through social media using this form, https://rusaupdate.org/resources/send-in-your-news-for-publication/

  • More about RUSA and RUSA Leadership: See the About RUSA page, http://www.ala.org/rusa/about, RUSA President: Courtney McDonald  Email: crmcdonald@Colorado.edu RUSA STARS Chair: Jessica Anne Bower. Email: bower@yale.edu

    See the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) information pages, http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars, noting the subheading such as committees, executive committee, publications, etc.

    The roster for the current STARS Executive Committee, http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/stars/RUS-STAEC

  • Contact RUSA Staff: http://www.ala.org/rusa/staff-list

  • Contact Physical Delivery Interest Group Leaders:

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