Jan 12 2017

Public Service Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group for ALA MidWinter 2017

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Workflow of Scholarship Framework presented by Scott McDonald and Ellyssa Stern at the PSU TLT Symposium session on “Digital Scholarship: How Digital Tools are Reshaping Academic Work” Posted on Flickr by Alan Levine CC-Attribution

Join us is Atlanta at the ALA Midwinter Conference for adDiscussion of issues of common interest to the senior public service administrators of large research libraries, and a forum for the exchange of information on new developments, techniques and problems in administering public services. We’ll kick start our conversation at Midwinter with a discussion of the following three topics:

  • Digital Scholarship Support
    How are you approaching digital scholarship support in your library? Where is this support provided? What services are offered and by whom? Do you have a digital scholarship centre? If so, how is it governed?
  • Liaison Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships
    How are the roles of your subject and/or functional liaisons at your library evolving? How do we track and assess the work that they are doing? How are you measuring the success of your liaison program overall and the relationships that are being built through it? What tools, if any, are you using to do this?
  • Open Education Resources/Open Textbooks
    What is your library doing to help students defray the increasingly high costs of their education? How are you engaging open education initiatives on your campus and beyond? What kind of partnerships with campus partners have you developed to support students and open education?

When: Sunday, January 22nd, 4:00-5:30 pm
Where: Westin, Chastain F

Add this event to your calendar: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232207

For more information contact Trish Rosseel trish.rosseel@ualberta.ca

This event is sponsored by the Public Service Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group


Jan 11 2017

Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group for ALA Midwinter 2017

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Join the ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group for an exciting session at the 2017 Midwinter Conference in Atlanta!  We’ll have two presentations with discussion and questions to follow.

  • Best Practices for Student Advisory Boards.
    Presented by Ameet Doshi, Director of Service Experience and Program Design, The Georgia Institute of Technology.
    Ameet will discuss strategies for identifying “lead users” at your campus, and provide examples of fun and productive board activities. We will also share best practices for sustaining engagement and attendance for your advisory boards over the long term.
  • Current Trends in Altmetrics.
    Presented by Ashley Lowery, Digital Scholarship Librarian, East Tennessee State University.
    Lowery will provide an overview of altmetrics with a focus on the most recent developments within the field. Topics will include types of altmetrics, tools used to track altmetrics, and applications of altmetrics.

When:  Sunday, January 22, 2017, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Where:  Westin Peachtree, Augusta Ballroom C/D-7th Floor

Please join us and share your ideas!

This event is sponsored by the Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group

For more information please contact Chad Pearson (c_pearson412@library.tamu.edu) or Jan Kemp (jan.kemp@utsa.edu)


Jan 11 2017

Atlanta bound for ALA Midwinter? Attend the ULS MidWinter Social

social gatheringMeet up with old friends and make new ones at the ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS) Midwinter Social on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

It’s a party on the patio of the Hudson Grille Downtown with free appetizers and a cash bar! Join us for great conversations and the opportunity to connect with new colleagues.

Start by adding us to your calendar – https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232210

See you in Atlanta!

Event organized by the ULS Membership Committee.

Jan 09 2017

ULS Slate of Candidates Announced

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The ULS Executive Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the upcoming ALA election.


  • Nicole Sump-Crethar, Associate Professor, Head of Digital Resources and Discovery Services, Oklahoma State University;
  • Kerry Creelman, Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach, University of Houston.


  • Michelle Demeter, Distance and Outreach Coordinator, Florida State University;
  • Emily Frigo, First Year Initiatives Coordinator, Grand Valley State University.


  • Ryan Litsey, Associate Professor/Librarian, Texas Tech University Libraries;
  • Nancy E. Garmer, Acting Assistant Dean of User Experience and Learning, Florida Institute of Technology,
  • Bruce Henson, Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services, Georgia Institute of Technology Library.

For the full ACRL candidate list, please visit the the January issue of C&RL News (http://crln.acrl.org/content/78/1/36.full)

The ALA election cycle will run from March 13, 2017 to April 5, 2017.

Dec 15 2016

World War I and America: public programming initiative

WWI and America logo

Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, WWI and America is a two-year public programming initiative of Library of America, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the NEH, and other partners.

WWI and America provides stipends of $1200-$1800 for public programming exploring WWI and its relevance today. The program brings veterans and the general public together to explore WWI through images and letters of soldiers who experienced the war firsthand.

Applications are open to all public, academic, and community college libraries, museums and historical societies, and nonprofit community organizations. A subset of sites will also be selected to host a traveling panel exhibition.

Applications are due on January 13, 2017. For more information and application instructions, please visit WWIAmerica.org.

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