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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


Jul 20

Share Your News, ULSers!

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? ULS loves to spread the word about our members who are doing creative, innovative work! Send your publication …

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Jun 27

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Gaffney

Many thanks to Megan Gaffney, who shared information about her recently published article. Congratulations, Megan! Megan is the coordinator of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Delaware Library. Gaffney, M. (2012). Interlibrary loan requests for locally available materials: WorldCat Local’s impact. College & Research Libraries, 73(1), 68-77. Retrieved from http://crl.acrl.org/content/73/1.toc


Apr 11

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Nickel

Many thanks to Lisa T. Nickel for sharing information about her recent publication. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa T. Nickel is the Head of Access Services, J. Murrey Atkins Library, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dixon, K. L., & Nickel, L. T. (2012). MetaWHAT?: Training access services staff to partner in digital projects metadata creation. College & Research …

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Mar 16

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Solberg

Judy Solberg (Director of Public Service and Coordinator, Learning Commons Partnership, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Seattle University) is the first to share information about her recently published scholarly article. Thanks, Judy! Solberg, J. (2011). Becoming learning commons partners: Working towards a shared vision and practice. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, 8(3), …

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Feb 13

The Future of University Libraries

The Future of University Libraries: 2012 Midwinter Report Prepared by Michelle Dunaway for the Committee on the Future of University Libraries January 2012 Committee: Miranda Henry Bennett, Theresa S. Byrd, Christopher Cox, Michelle Dunaway, Rafia Mirza, Chair: Marilyn Myers, Laura K. Probst The ACRL/ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries is charged with exploring …

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Jan 25

ACRL ULS Midwinter Social

The ACRL ULS Midwinter Social featured good food, a good location, and great people. A truly good time was had by all that attended. I would like to thank everyone who came to the social and made it such a fun event. I look forward to seeing even more outstanding ULS members in Anaheim.


Dec 12

ULS Membership Survey Results

The survey was open for the month of July 2011 and was distributed to ULS members via the ULS listserv. Of those who responded to the survey: • 57.5% have been a member of ULS for less than 5 years • 64% “sometimes” attend ULS programs or events at ALA • 49% indicated ULS “sometimes …

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