May 11

ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Annual 2016

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Looking for objective input or feedback from seasoned professionals, or seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians?  Do a “fly by” at ALA Annual!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Orlando, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on a drop-in basis*.

Based in the Placement Center in the Orange County Convention Center, the service is available during these windows of time:

Saturday, 6/25, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, 6/26, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Whether you want to talk with a mentor or provide mentorship, we’d love for you to participate!

Mentors, sign up here today: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1leCLtGaU2gQFo6Qh_G5WqeCRZX36HFg2Ex-F3Wp8flE/edit?usp=sharing

*Note: Mentors, please sign up now so we can gauge capacity for drop-in sessions. Mentees, sign up to participate on-site, when you visit the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center


May 10

ACRL ULS Social @ ALA Annual 2016

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Going to ALA Annual in Orlando? Interested in university libraries or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? We’re once again hosting a social to help you unwind after a busy Saturday of programs. Details are below:

When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Taverna Opa Orlando (9101 International Drive, Suite 2240 [2nd level of Pointe Orlando], Orlando, FL 32819) – just a short distance (~.5 mile!) from the Orange County Convention Center

Enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, while also networking with fellow ULS and other conference attendees. Also meet, greet, and celebrate with inaugural ACRL ULS Professional Development Award winner, University of Arizona’s Nicole Pagowsky!

See also the Facebook event page and conference scheduler page. Hope to see you there!

Event organized by the ACRL ULS Membership Committee.


Apr 25

ACRL ULS Online Discussion: Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success

ACRL ULS, through its Online Discussion Group, is pleased to host the following online discussion: “Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success.”

The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:00pm CST.

Please join us! To register for this discussion, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef47ace85212cce30715ebca1796fb11a

When planning for instruction, do you look beyond the formal classroom setting for hands-on, informal, or non-traditional experiences, relationships, and strategies to help students succeed and persist? This discussion will include definitions and examples of high-impact educational practices (Kuh, 2008), as well as experiences from two university librarians on how they have collaborated with various partners across their campuses to engage with students outside of traditional instructional sessions.

Presenters:

  • Rhonda Huisman, Director of University Library Services, Marian University (rhuisman@marian.edu), ACRL Vice-Chair, Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC)
  • Margaret N. Gregor, Instructional Materials Center Coordinator & Associate Professor, Appalachian State University (gregormn@appstate.edu)
  • Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, Liaison to Departments of English and Communication Studies, UNC-Greensboro (jedale2@uncg.edu)

Note: For those who cannot join us for the live event, the discussion will be recorded.

If you have ideas for future topics, please share those with the members of the ACRL ULS Online Discussion Group: Jessica McClean (jlm336@txstate.edu), Apryl Price (acprice@fsu.edu), and Drew Smith (dsmith@usf.edu).


Mar 29

ACRL ULS Roundtable Discussion: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to academic outreach endeavors.

The next week of discussions begins April 4th. Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

April’s Topic: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations

This month’s discussion will focus on how libraries approach various orientation activities. We will talk about new student and transfer orientations typically held in the summer as well as the myriad of activities offered to welcome students back in the fall. Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share programming ideas, successes and lessons learned, and discuss the logistics of specific events. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas for future programming.

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times, via ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/251781

  • Monday, April 4th: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST
  • Tuesday, April 5th: 10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST
  • Wednesday, April 6th: 11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST
  • Thursday, April 7th: 12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST

To register, select a date/time above and click the “register” link. You will need a valid Gmail account to participate.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions? Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com


Mar 16

2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The University Libraries Section would like to give a special shout out to the university category winner, Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center, for transformative change in innovative services and programs.

For more information about this year’s winners, please visit the official press release and the March issue of ACRL’s College and Research Libraries News.


Feb 03

ACRL ULS Roundtable Discussion: Outreach Programming for Themed Events

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors.

The next week of discussions begins February 8th. Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 12 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

February’s Topic: Outreach Programming for Themed Events

This month’s discussion will focus on how libraries can use themed events, such as National Library Week, Women’s History Month, and African American History Month, to create awareness of their services and resources. We will talk about a variety of upcoming events, share programming ideas, successes and lessons learned, and discuss the logistics of specific events. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas for future programming.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times, via ALA Connect: https://shar.es/1hizhu

  • Monday, February 8th: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 9th: 10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 10th: 11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST
  • Thursday, February 11th: 12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com


Dec 14

Volunteers Needed: ACRL Membership Booth at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston

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Join your colleagues and volunteer to staff the ACRL booth at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Both current and prospective members visit for information about ACRL and its sections, interest groups, activities, services, and publications.

You can register to win a free 2017 ACRL Conference registration. We will be giving away nautical pins to promote the upcoming conference.

Why Volunteer

  • We need your enthusiastic presence to promote ACRL 2017 in Baltimore.
  • It is a relaxed way to meet new, prospective, and current members, while helping promote ACRL membership.
  • Volunteering takes only an hour of your time!
  • Since there will be two people staffing the booth each hour, you will have good company.
  • You do not need to worry about knowing every answer to every question. There’s a handy booth reference notebook designed to answer most questions that come up. If not, you can collect the question and refer it back out to ACRL staff.

Please sign-up for an hour-long time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4dafa62e5-acrl by Monday, January 4.


Dec 07

ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Midwinter 2016

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Looking for objective input or feedback from seasoned professionals, or seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians?  Do a “fly by” at Midwinter!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Boston, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session on a drop-in basis.

Based in the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the service is available during these windows of time:

Saturday, 1/9, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, 1/10, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Whether you want to talk with a mentor or provide mentorship, we’d love for you to participate!

Mentors, sign up here today: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ywES4VHMSksH-TpPrNIzthuOmF1xMQJu7A3OivQk4xg/edit#gid=2

(Mentees can drop in and sign up on-site at the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center!)


Dec 07

Student Retention: Campus Partnerships and Best Practices

Student Retention:  Campus Partnerships and Best Practices

 

Student Retention:  Campus Partnerships and Best Practices
Saturday, January 9, 2016
3-4 pm
Westin Copley, St. George C/D
ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group

Facilitated by Katy Mathuews, Collections Assessment and Stacks Management Librarian, Ohio University Libraries.

The ACRL ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group invites you to join your colleagues for a facilitated discussion on student retention and campus partnerships. The discussion will highlight how academic libraries and campus partners can effectively measure, analyze, and communicate the impact of library efforts on student retention. Specific data variables will be discussed along with innovative collection methods. The group will also consider various data analysis software to help library administration assess the impact of library use on student retention. Highlights include innovative campus partnerships and best practices to collaborate and communicate with campus administrators.

Comments are open on ALA Connect, or download the event information to your calendar: http://connect.ala.org/node/247466


Nov 20

Upcoming ACRL ULS Online Discussions and Roundtables

ACRL ULS is offering some exciting virtual activities for its members in the next few weeks: an online discussion on “Digital Creation Centers in Academic Libraries” and a series of online roundtables on “Outreach to Non-traditional Students.” Below are the details for each of these events:

Digital Creation Centers in Academic Libraries

ACRL/ULS, through its Online Discussion Group, is pleased to host the following online discussion: “Digital Creation Centers in Academic Libraries.”

The discussion will be held on Wednesday, December 2, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST.

Makerspaces for digital media and data visualization centers are becoming more common within academic library spaces, and may involve collaboration with other academic departments. In this discussion, you’ll get to hear from three panelists who will tell you about their own library centers and who can respond to your questions and comments on this fascinating topic.

The panelists are:

Whether you already have a library space at your institution for digital visualization and creation, or you are in the idea or planning stages for such a center, you are going to enjoy this discussion. Please join us! To register for this event, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e09f24af251c1702416d760f9310111ba

If you have ideas for future topics, please share those with the members of the ACRL/ULS Online Discussion Group: Apryl Price (acprice@fsu.edu), Jessica McClean (jlm336@txstate.edu), and Drew Smith (dsmith@usf.edu).

Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors.

The next week of discussions begins November 30. Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

December’s Topic: Outreach to Non-traditional Students

December’s discussion will focus on outreach to non-traditional students, which encompasses many different groups – some of which are distance learners and adult learners. We will consider the benefits and lessons learned of programs offered inside and outside of the library. Join us for lively discussion and new ideas for outreach programming for non-traditional students.

To encourage active discussion by all, space is limited to nine attendees per discussion session. Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

To register, select a date/time above and click the “register” link. You will need a valid Gmail account to participate.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com


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