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2018 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Rachel Mulvihill

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I tell people I’m a librarian in my blood.  I’ve always enjoyed library research and finding the answers.  In college I majored in Anthropology after struggling to narrow my focus. I wanted to study everything!  I entered library...

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2018 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Nancy Gibson

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I’ve been a librarian for over 13 years, all at a regional master’s university, and am looking forward to what the future brings! While I didn’t start out thinking I would be a librarian, much less an academic...

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2018 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Lis Pankl

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I have always been interested in librarianship as a vocation. However, it wasn’t until I was into my first career of teaching English that I finally decided to give library school a shot. After getting my MSLS in...

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2018 ULS Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Jody Bailey

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I’m a lifelong learner who’s always been interested in research, teaching, and sharing information. Like many people who grew up with a love of reading, I majored in English literature for my bachelor’s degree. I discovered linguistics at...

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How to Think (and Act) Like a UX Librarian (Part 2)

Tune in for Part 2 of this free online program on Wednesday February 21st at 1:00 PM (Central). All are welcome to attend – previous participation in the Part 1 session is NOT required! To register for the program, follow this link and click on “Register”: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec12e317382273077319c96e54be5c90e   How to Think (and Act)...

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2018 ULS Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Amanda Peters

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I have been an academic librarian at The University of Michigan for 18 (!) years.  It really has flown by. I work primarily with undergraduates who are new to academic research; I love making those early impressions and...

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ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group Midwinter 2018

Join the ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group for an exciting session at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver! We’ll have two presentations with discussion and questions to follow. Date: Sunday, February 11th Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place. Room: Governor’s Square 16 See descriptions of the...

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ULS Membership Social @ ALA Midwinter – Saturday, February 10th

Heading to Denver for ALA Midwinter? Meet up with old friends and make new ones at the ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS) Midwinter Social on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Conveniently located across from the Colorado Convention Center, Stout Street Social (1400 Stout Street) will be the...

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ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Midwinter 2018 – Seeking Volunteer Mentors and Mentees!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Denver, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on a drop-in basis. We are based in the Placement Center in the Colorado Convention Center, the service is available during these...

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Get to Know the ULS 2018 ALA Emerging Leader, Ashleigh Coren!

Congratulations to the ULS 2018 ALA Emerging Leader Ashleigh Coren! 1. Tell us about your current position. What do you enjoy the most about it? I am the Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at the University of Maryland, College Park. My job is split up into five different...