RUSA CODES is the Collection Development and Evaluation Section is place in ALA for reference/user services librarians and staff from all types of libraries to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of collection development, readers’ advisory, and publishing.
From their website with some comments added by me [in red]:
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CODES Conversations: RA and the World
November 15, 2017 via email
How are libraries keeping readers advisory relevant in an age of social andpolitical unrest? What do our patrons need, want and expect from theirlibraries? In a year when political books are often in more demand thatfiction, how do practitioners of RA need to adjust? What are some emergingbest practices we can use as role models?*****************************************
Okay, RUSA provided content done, now it’s back to just Becky
Click here for all of the directions on how to subscribe. And let me also address the elephant in the room before we go further, the CODES Conversations create a mess in your inbox. Every time they host one there are angry people in the conversation asking to stop getting so many emails. So first things first, when you sign up, pick an email address you don’t use a lot and have the messages sent to a specific folder.
Second, the committee is committed to making the conversation AND the method of delivery better.
These conversations are a wonderful way for people from all over the country to have a RA focused conversation and share ideas and resources. They used to be a few days and over many time zones, but this time, in order to make the conversation less of an email spam-fest, they are going to have a more focused conversation over a single day, with multiple moderators keeping things moving.
So, I am asking you to sign-up, but I am also imploring you to participate. This is a topic we are all dealing with and, honestly, struggling to figure out as we go along. Let’s share our frustrations and fails as well as our tips and triumphs. Let’s help each other keep our work relevant and make sure our patrons are getting what they want from us.
November 15th expect to get a lot of emails, but expect to also be part of an important conversation.