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Mar 28

Technology & Libraries Committee SXSW 2014 Round-Up

Earlier this week the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee presented a webinar that recapped many of the sessions attended by members at SXSW 2014. If  you were unable to attend you can watch the webinar or view the slides at your leisure. And if you watch the webinar, be sure to complete the evaluation.


Mar 26

Academic & Research Libraries IFLA Applications Due May 1

ULS needs to  nominate an IFLA ACRL representative for the 2015-2019 session of an IFLA Standing Committees. For ULS we fall in this category:  Academic and Research Libraries along with CJCLS, and CLS. We are soliciting applications from eligible members who would like to represent ALA at IFLA. This is just NOMINATION and those names …

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Oct 13

Greetings from the ULS Chair

Greetings ULS Community! As the current Chair of ULS for this year 2013/14, I wanted to say hello and share some information to our over 4,475 ULS members! (# as of August 2013).   1) Celebrate our Accomplishments Every year  ACRL leaders of the sections, interest groups, and chapters report the activities and programs that …

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Aug 30

Tips from the Trenches: From Learning Commons to Event Planning

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “From Learning Commons to Event Planning” is the first in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. From Learning Commons to Event Planning Your learning commons is very successful, students are using your spaces and services …

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Jun 27

ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group at ALA Annual

Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group Are you a mid-level manager in an academic library? Or, are you contemplating moving into management in a library? If so, please join us at ALA Annual for a discussion about burn-out and morale. When: Sunday, June 30, 1—2:30pm Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago: Columbus AB For more information about this discussion …

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Jun 19

ULS program – Busting Out of Your Cubicle!

If you’re heading to ALA, please check out the ACRL ULS program. It promises to be practical, relevant, and fun to be a part of!   Busting Out of the Cubicle:  Your Creative Self at Work Saturday, June 29, 2013 4:30-6 p.m. McCormick Place Convention Center, S102bc Are your library’s brainstorming sessions more like… brain …

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Jun 03

Evidence Based Discussion Group at ALA Annual

Interested in performing better research as a librarian practitioner? Want to learn how to inform decision making in your library with research and evidence? Then join the ACRL ULS Evidence Based Discussion Group at ALA Annual. We will be hosting a discussion on Sunday 30 June from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in McCormick Place …

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Mar 05

Make Library Instruction Zoom: Prezi as Presentation Tool

Too much spinning and zooming will make your audience queasy.

Author:  Stewart C Baker Yet another Instruction Session The problem of keeping students engaged during library instruction sessions is a common one.  Presentation software may only compound the problem: as slide after slide appears on the screen, with bullet point after bullet point, students’ eyes (as well as instructors’) may be at risk of glazing …

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Feb 05

STEM, STEM, Everywhere-a-STEM: 3 Ways to Engage with STEM Disciplines

Author: Nastasha Johnson Everywhere we turn there is talk about STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines. In February 2012, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report, “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in STEM.” In the report, it advised that the U.S. needs …

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Jan 24

ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group at Midwinter Conference

Please join the Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group for a discussion and exercise on time management and the mid-level manager. We’ll meet on Sunday, January 27th from 1–2:30pm at the Westin Seattle Hotel in the Westlake Boardroom. I hope to see you there! Leslie Madden, Convener ULS Mid-Level Managers DG


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