Category Archive: ALA

Mar 03

The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group Wants You!

Are you passionate about academic libraries? If so, the ULS Current Topics Discussion group wants you! Check out their call for discussion group leaders/presenters for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference meeting.


Jan 05

ULS Activities at ALA Midwinter 2014

If you are heading to Midwinter in Philly, please take note of our events and meetings that are happening. For the first time ULS will be hosting an All Committee Meeting. Almost all the committees in ULS will be represented at the time slot. Some will be having a meeting which you are welcome to join …

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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

ACRL ULS/CLS Joint Social

Join us at ALA for the first ever joint ULS/CLS social. The social will be held on the beautiful rooftop bar of the Plymouth Grill (http://plymouthgrill.com/) at 327 South Plymouth Court on Saturday 29 June 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Partake of free appetizers and a cash bar and mingle with great colleagues all while …

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Apr 01

The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group seeks Presenters/Discussion Leaders for ALA Annual Conference 2013

The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group seeks Presenters/Discussion Leaders for ALA Annual Conference 2013. The charge of the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is “to organize informal discussion meetings and presentations on well-defined issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.” Last year, for example, the Discussion Leaders presented “Instructor-Librarian Transaction: Developing …

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Nov 28

Plan to attend the ACRL ULS Social at ALA Midwinter

Elephant&Castle

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 bar. A grand time will …

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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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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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