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ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Annual 2017

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 Midwinter! The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Chicago, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor...

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ULS Social at ALA Annual 2017

Going to ALA Annual in Chicago? Interested in chatting about university libraries and casually meeting some fellow librarians? The ULS Membership Committee is hosting a social to help you unwind after a busy Saturday of programs. Enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, while also networking with fellow ULS members...

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Impact on Student Outcomes & Collecting Better Data (ALA Annual 2017)

Join the ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group for an exciting session at the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago! We’ll have two presentations with discussion and questions to follow. Demonstrating the Impact of Academic Libraries on Student Outcomes Presented by Angie Thorpe, Digital User Experience Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo. Angie...

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ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award Interview: Alanna Aiko Moore

Alanna Aiko Moore was selected as this year’s recipient of the ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award. The $1,000 award and plaque will be presented to Alanna at the ULS reception at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. You can read the entire award announcement, including comments from the award...

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Impactful Partnerships: Navigating the Evolving Scholarly Communication Landscape with Faculty (ALA Annual 2017)

ULS and EBSS are co-sponsoring Impactful Partnerships: Navigating the Evolving Scholarly Communication Landscape with Faculty at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. This panel will focus on cutting-edge trends for tracking scholarly output, including metrics, altmetrics, bibliometrics, and digital identity. Come learn about the pros and cons of using metrics for...

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Planning & Managing the Outreach Calendar for the Year

This month’s online roundtable discussion will focus on planning and managing outreach events year-round. We will talk about how different libraries plan and coordinate outreach activities throughout the year, how schedules are managed to avoid planning conflicts, mapping activities to outcomes, and more! Come prepared to talk about what you’re...

Online Discussion: Collaborating with Campus Partners on Outreach Activities

As part of its ongoing series of online discussions, the ULS Academic Outreach Committee will be offering three online roundtable discussions on Collaborating with Campus Partners on Outreach Activities next week. Come share your ideas and learn what other librarians are doing to establish partnerships with units outside of the...

ULS 2017 Officer Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected officers. The total number of ballots posted for the University Libraries Section was 1,122. Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (For a three-year term) Kerry Creelman Secretary (For a two-year term) Michelle Demeter Member-At-Large (For a three-year term) Bruce Henson Nancy E. Garmer For the full list of ACRL election...

Stop being Busy and Start being Productive

The ULS Professional Development Committee is please to announce an upcoming online program. Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST Presenter: Jason Martin, Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University The Internet and social media are filled with posts, memes, and...

Assessing Library Space: A Framework for Getting Started [video]

On March 8, 2017, the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored an online program discussing frameworks for assessing user space, major considerations in doing so, and their experiences assessing and redesigning library space. Below is the video of this program. For more information about the program, please send questions &...