Category Archive: ACRL

Nov 12 2016

How Does Your Library Contribute to Learning & Research?

As the debate around the high cost of a college education continues, Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold (via Inside Higher Ed) provide an excellent essay on how academic libraries and librarians make meaningful contributions to learning and research. In summary, they highlight that libraries often meet student and faculty needs by providing access to …

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Oct 25 2016

Outstanding Professional Development Award – Call for Nominations


This award recognizes librarians, archivists, or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative, or collaborative work that deserves national …

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Jun 16 2016

Data and Privacy: Where to draw the line?

Sunday, June 26 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM OCCC W206B Join us on for a discussion of privacy issues and data collection in university libraries. We will have four topics of moderated discussion: The use of data in assessment, The use of data to add value, Location based services, and Privacy, legal issues and collaboration. …

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Jun 14 2016

Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education

Be inspired! Join ACRL’s University Libraries Section (ULS) panel discussion, Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education, and learn from four diverse academic leaders who positioned their campus libraries at the center of dialogues addressing issues facing higher education. Date: Sunday, June 26 Time: 1:00-2:30pm …

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Jun 01 2016

Inclusion on Campus: How Libraries Foster a Welcoming Culture

Brian Leaf

Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group, please join us for a lively conversation about inclusion on campus. Extending beyond hiring practices and programming, we hope to facilitate a discussion around the structures, systems, and processes that perpetuate inequality in the academy and in librarianship. In today’s politically-fraught climate, what ways …

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May 11 2016

ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Annual 2016


Looking for objective input or feedback from seasoned professionals, or seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians?  Do a “fly by” at ALA Annual! The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Orlando, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on …

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May 10 2016

ACRL ULS Social @ ALA Annual 2016

Taverna Opa Orlando interior

Going to ALA Annual in Orlando? Interested in university libraries or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? We’re once again hosting a social to help you unwind after a busy Saturday of programs. Details are below: When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Taverna Opa Orlando (9101 International Drive, Suite 2240 [2nd level of Pointe Orlando], …

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Apr 25 2016

ACRL ULS Online Discussion: Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success

ACRL ULS, through its Online Discussion Group, is pleased to host the following online discussion: “Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success.” The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:00pm CST. Please join us! To register for this discussion, go to: When planning for instruction, do you look beyond the …

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Mar 29 2016

ACRL ULS Roundtable Discussion: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to academic outreach endeavors. The next week of discussions begins April 4th. Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion). April’s Topic: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations This …

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Mar 16 2016

2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The University Libraries Section would like to give a special shout out to the university category winner, Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center, for transformative change in innovative services and programs. For more information about this year’s winners, please visit the …

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