Category Archive: ULS

Apr 04

Why Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Librarians

Authors: Mary Axford, Elisabeth Shields, and Crystal Renfro Libraries have been thought of as buildings that hold collections, conduits to the access of intellectual information, spaces for doing scholarship and places to find individuals with expertise in accessing those intellectual collections. Librarians have organized the knowledge itself, but haven’t been known for helping scholars organize …

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Jan 11

ULS Executive Committee meeting – Midwinter 2013

The ACRL ULS Executive Committee meeting is open to all ALA and ULS members. Here are the meeting details: January 26, 2013 8:30-11:30am Hyatt at Olive 8, Room Azure You can find a copy of the agenda at Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the document. Hope to see you …

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Oct 26

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 they learned at the conference …

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Oct 01

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 brainstorm practical solutions for management …

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Sep 18

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 professor emerita at Wesleyan reflects …

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Sep 11

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 on academic libraries and publishes …

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Jul 02

ACRL ULS Social at 2012 ALA Annual


The ACRL ULS Social, a regular event at both the ALA Annual and Midwinter conferences, was held on Saturday, June 23rd in the serene La Rosa Room of the Tangerine Grill & Patio at the Anabella Hotel. Over 50 people enjoyed a respite from the conference while sipping on drinks and nibbling on a variety …

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Jun 04

ACRL ULS Sponsored Events at ALA Annual in Anaheim

Looking for an easy-to-use guide for all the ULS sponsored events at the ALA Annual? Your ULS Membership committee is here to help. Below is a list of all the ACRL ULS sponsored events at ALA Annual. And after a hard Saturday of attending all these intellectually stimulating events head on out to the ULS …

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May 16

University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time

Title: University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time Author: Michelle Dunaway, ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries ________________________________________ In his article titled “Damn the Recession, Full Speed Ahead”, Dr. Rush Miller, Director of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, argues that change and progress in academic libraries cannot continue …

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May 16

The Librarian Has Left the Building: Keeping the Knowledge Alive Through Succession Planning

You are cordially invited to attend the ACRL University Library Section’s panel discussion on succession planning at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:30- Noon Anaheim Convention Center Room 204C The Librarian Has Left the Building: Keeping the Knowledge Alive Through Succession Planning Faced with a mass retirement of librarians, …

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