RUSA Voices Launch!

Welcome to RUSA Voices, the official blog for the Reference and User Services Association!

RUSA Voices is a virtual forum  for the reference and user services community. It is an opportunity to not only raise awareness of and explore practices, technology, and issues in reference and user services, but also to voice and share a diverse set of perspectives that represents the diverse community of RUSA.

Who’s behind the blog?

RUSA Voices is member driven and is made sustainable through the work of the RUSA Publications and Communications Committee. There are two volunteer positions dedicated completely to the RUSA Voices — an editor and web manager.

David MidyetteDavid Midyette, Editor

David is  the Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Roseman University of Health Sciences University Library. He was the editor of the Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library blog as well as the SEA Currents newsletter.


Junior TidalJunior Tidal, Web Manager

Junior is the Web Services & Multimedia Librarian for the New York City College of Technology, City University of New York.




What can I read about in RUSA Voices?

RUSA Voices will cover topics of relevance to reference services in all types of libraries. Specific thematic series will be established to focus on specific, pervasive issues in current reference services, as well as successful projects and individuals. Blog authors will be solicited with sets of topics of current interest, and topics will be assigned to interested respondents.

Who writes for RUSA Voices?

Anyone! This blog is for anyone in RUSA or the wider profession to contribute to the conversation about reference and user services. We have an open submission process. Please email any submissions or ideas to David Midyette (