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RASS: Reference and Adult Services Section

RASS MASTER CONVERSATION                              RASS MINI-GRANTS                                    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE


Congratulations to the recipients of our inaugural round of RASS Mini-Grants!  These are the Adult Programs (or programs that involve adults) that we supported with a stipend:

If you missed this grant cycle, you will have another chance later in 2019. The next round will be announced on the NYLA-RASS email list and on our Facebook page

Join our RASS Master Conversation 

Thank you to all those who participated in our initial RASS Master Conversation on April 27, 2018. About 20 RASS members met, led by facilitator Ron Kirsop. Some of the outcomes included:

Thank you to those who continued our Master Conversation at NYLA 2018! If you are a RASS Member and are attending NYLA 2018 in Rochester, please come to the continuation of this Master Conversation at our Membership Meeting, Saturday morning at 11 am (Session #8). The Board heard about your professional needs and wants, and look forward to supporting our members as the Reference & Adult Services Section of NYLA. We got many ideas about how we - together - can support our members, through NYLA programs, continuing education opportunities throughout the year, through our Mini-Grant program, and by supporting a Mentorship program to connect experienced librarians with those new to the field or newly employed in an unfamiliar role.


Congratulations to Jose-Rodriguez HernandoCoordinator of Adult Services at Patchogue-Medford Public Library. He is the 2018 RASS Dewey Fellow for the NYLA Conference & Trade Show in Rochester, NY. If you see him, say "Hi, I'm a RASS Member, too!"



Statement of purpose

The purpose of the Reference and Adult Services Section is to represent and promote the interests of librarians and information providers from all types of libraries who are concerned with the development of general and specialized reference, information and resource sharing services, and with the improvement of library services, materials, and programs for adults. The Section provides opportunities for networking, continued professional development, and the addressing of issues of statewide concern to its members