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reference & adult services (RASS)

We are members of NCLA who have a special interest in reference and in working with adult library customers. We serve in various types of libraries throughout the state of North Carolina (including public, academic, and special libraries). RASS provides opportunities for continuing education and discussion related to reference and adult services. 

Why should you join RASS?

  • To have opportunities to learn, network and collaborate with other librarians, support staff and institutions across the state
  • To participate in guiding the section's initiatives, policies and projects
  • To receive discounts to NCLA Workshops and Conferences
  • Joint applications for NCLA and ALA are available for students and paraprofessionals
  • Membership rates are scaled to match your income

Board Members

Chair: Michelle Osborne, Gaston County Public Library

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Velappan Velappan, State Library of North Carolina

Treasurer: Emily Leachman, Central Piedmont Community College

Secretary - Walter Lanham, J.Y. Joyner Library, ECU

Past Chair: Susana Goldman, Alamance Libraries

Special Library Representative - Carrie Forbes

College & University Representatitve - 

Community College Representative - Suvanida Duangudom

Public Library Representative- Chantez Neymoss



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