Category Archive: Member News

May 22

Congratulations to the new ULS officers!

The following University Libraries Section members have been elected to the ULS Executive Committee: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Jason Martin Members-at-large: Amanda Peters + Drew Smith And thanks to everyone who ran for office! Full ACRL election results are available on the ALA website.


Oct 01

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Owens

Congratulations to Tammi M. Owens, who recently had her article on virtual reference service published in Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Owens is Emerging Services & Liaison Librarian with the Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University. Tammi M. Owens (2013) Communication, Face Saving, and Anxiety at an Academic Library’s Virtual Reference Service, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 18:2, …

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Sep 19

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Horowitz & Martin

Congratulations to Lisa R. Horowitz and Jason Martin, who shared information about their recently published article. Lisa R. Horowitz is Assessment Librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries and Jason Martin is Head of Public Services, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University. Horowitz, L.H. & Martin, J. (2013). The Librarian as Practitioner/Researcher: A Discussion. Evidence Based …

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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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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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Jan 18

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Trkay, Herzog, Mirza, Huddleston, and Bailey

Many thanks to Gretchen Trkay, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Andy Herzog, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Rafia Mirza, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Boglarka Huddleston, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Jody Bailey, Reference and Instruction Librarian, …

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Oct 04

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 Northwestern University. Lyons, L. E., …

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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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Aug 07

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, innovative work. Send your publication …

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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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