Yearly Archive: 2012

Many Hats, Many Tools: Getting Things Done in the Library

Many Hats, Many Tools: Getting Things Done in the Library

Author: John M. Jackson Although my subject expertise is in Medieval Studies, I often call myself a renaissance librarian for, like many of my colleagues, my job description serves as a set of loosely-defined and sometimes unheeded guidelines. According to my business card I am a cataloger, but I live...

Plan to attend the ACRL ULS Social at ALA Midwinter

Plan to attend the ACRL ULS Social at ALA Midwinter

ALA Midwinter is just around the corner. As you start to prepare your daily conference schedule, remember to add “ACRL ULS Social” to your calendar for Saturday 26 January 5:30 pm -7:00 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant in the Red Lion Hotel. Free finger food and a cash...

Negotiating the Ideal

Negotiating the Ideal

Author: Melissa Engleman University of Minnesota Morris menglema@morris.umn.edu From the reference desk to the circulation desk to the weekend grocery run, I find myself constantly promoting information literacy. And while I enjoy the chaos of happenstance, I know that the ideal approach on an academic campus is planned and coordinated....

Join the Technology in University Libraries Committe for an Internet Librarian Round-Up

Join the Technology in University Libraries Committe for an Internet Librarian Round-Up

WHAT Internet Librarian Lightning Round-Up! A free webinar presented by the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee. This post-conference online session will provide you with an overview of some of the best presentations from Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA. Speakers from a variety of university libraries will present overviews of what...

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Lyons & Blosser

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Lyons & Blosser

Many thanks to Lucy Eleonore Lyons and John Blosser, who shared information about their recently published article. Congratulations, Lucy and John! John is the Head of the Department of Electronic Resources and Collection Analysis, and Lucy is the Coordinator for Collection Analysis in the same department, within the University Library at...

Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group

Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group

Are you a manager in an academic library? If so, ULS has a discussion group just for you! The Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group was established to provide a forum to discuss the unique challenges and responsibilities of managers in academic libraries. We meet at ALA Mid-Winter and Annual Conferences to...

ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries August 2012 report

ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries August 2012 report

The Future of Universities Prepared by Marilyn Myers, Chair The universities of which our libraries are a part are experiencing disruptive change. The attention of university decision makers is focused on what must be done now as well as what should be done long-term. Judith Brown, former university administrator and...

Welcome from the ULS Chair

Welcome from the ULS Chair

Hello ULS Members! Now is a great time to be a part of ULS! ULS strives to keep members informed of the latest trends and innovative practices in the field. Committee on the Future of University Libraries scours higher education literature to identify key issues that will have an impact...

New Scholarly Publishing Model

New Scholarly Publishing Model

From The Scientist: “Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing,” August 28, 2012 The first substantially new business model to hit science publishing was open access, which we launched with Biomed Central over a decade ago.  After a long interregnum, publishers and scientists are clearly now primed for more radical change.  F1000...

Blow Your Own Horn

Blow Your Own Horn

Librarians, don’t be shy! ACRL ULS wants to start conversations about *your* recent research and publications. Have you had an article published in a journal or trade publication recently? How about a book? An upcoming conference presentation? We love to spread the word about ULS members who are doing creative,...