Reference Round Table (RRT)

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

April 17-20: OLA-WLA Conference

  • Stop by our booth in the exhibits hall!
  • 4/17: Preconference Workshop - "Promoting Democracy Through Civic & Political Reference Services: What Every Adult & Youth Librarian Should Know" (2:00–5:00 pm).
  • 4/18: "Libraries Show & Tell: Database Promotion from the Inside Out" (1:45–3:00 pm)

May 31: Oregon Reference Summit

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Scholarship Program

The RRT offers scholarships to members to supplement professional development opportunities - including webinars, online courses, and conferences - available in the area of reference services. Learn more.

Upcoming RUSA Webinars

Upcoming Free Training

  • Apr 1: Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of your community. During this training, you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through quick live demos of a variety of data access tools and reports such as QuickFacts, Community Facts, Voting Hot Reports, Narrative Profiles, Census Business Builder, PopClock, My Congressional District, Census Engagement Navigator and more.
  • Apr 16: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
    PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.
  • Apr 17: There's an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
    Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.
  • Apr 25: Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (FDLP Academy)
    This webinar is an informational overview on how the resources and benefits available on Benefits.gov can help citizens in need and how community advocates can leverage the website. As a librarian and community advocate, you dedicate your time to serving those in need of information. Benefits.gov can be your key tool to help others. Participants will learn how to navigate the site to search a public database of more than 1,200 Government benefits.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide a practical framework for sharing information, fostering professional interactions, and providing continuing education opportunities
  2. To be a support system for library workers engaged in reference services in all types of Oregon libraries. 

BUSINESS MEETINGS

CONTACT

Chair: Tamara Ottum, State Library of Oregon (503-378-6506, [email protected])

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