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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 its findings in brief articles. You can read the committee’s “University Libraries and Transformation” through the ULS blog and discussion list. You may not always be able to attend Internet Librarian or Computers in Libraries, but Technology in University Libraries’ (TULS) covers the most important highlights in its virtual post-conference presentations. Stay abreast of the latest technology tools through TULS’s column, “Tech Bits”, located in C&RL News. ULS discussion groups provide great opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. Learn valuable management strategies through the Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group, and best practices for organizational effectiveness in the Evidence-Based Discussion Group.

These are just a few of the many services that ULS provides its members. We take our role in sharing innovative ideas and providing continuing education opportunities seriously. We also recognize the importance of networking at conferences, hosting happy hours at every ALA conference, and now ACRL conferences, too!

ULS has had many successes, but we know that we can do more. We are proud to be the largest and most diverse section of ACRL. With the other members of the ULS Executive Committee, I will continue to explore new ways to engage our membership. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them!

Stephanie Atkins, Univeristy Libraries Section Chair
satkins@WUSTL.EDU