Reference Round Table (RRT)

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

TBD

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

  • Dec 6Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program) In this webinar, participants will: Become familiar with the Bureau’s initiatives to help financial caregivers and combat elder financial exploitation; Gain an in-depth understanding of the Bureau’s Managing Someone Else’s Money guides and how libraries can use and share these guides in their communities; understand how they can build partnerships with other key intermediaries to assist older consumers and their caregivers.
  • Dec 11From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
  • Dec 11Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople) Is your library looking for ways to support immigrants and refugees in your community? Would you like to help people learn about United States citizenship? Are you interested in free, high-quality, and easy-to-use educational resources? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, as well as navigate life in the United States.
  • Dec 12: How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy). By the end of the webinar, you’ll have some practical tools and a solid understanding of some better ways to handle angry customer situations.
  • Dec 12Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program) This webinar will explore Federal Government resources to help the average consumer handle the family budget better. Emphasis will be on resources available from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Other resources, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau on the economic situation of the country, will be covered as well.
  • Dec 13Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) This session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.
  • Feb. 4: Creating Local Linkages (George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media). A free eight week online course that librarians can complete at their own pace, focused on historical research methods and digital history skills that you can share with your patrons.

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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