Category Archive: ALA

May 27

ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring at ALA Annual 2015

ULS will be providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Whether you want to talk with a mentor or provide mentorship, we’d love for you to participate. The service will be hosted by the Placement Center in the Moscone Convention Center during these times: Saturday, 6/27, 9:00am – 12:00pm Sunday, …

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May 27

ACRL ULS Social @ ALA Annual 2015

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Going to ALA Annual in San Francisco? Interested in university libraries or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? The ACRL University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS) is once again hosting a social to help you unwind after a busy Saturday of programs. Details are below: When: Saturday, June 27, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Jillian’s (175 4th Street, …

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May 19

San Francisco ALA on a Budget: Tips from ULS Member Katherine Ahnberg

I grew up in the Bay Area and lived in San Francisco proper for two years before leaving the west coast for library school. Four months into my first full time position, I can’t wait to represent my “hometown” at ALA! Yes San Francisco is extremely expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great deals. Take it …

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May 04

ALA Annual Conference Program: Look into the Crystal Ball


Don’t miss the ULS Program, Look into the Crystal Ball: Future Directions for Higher Education and Academic Libraries, at ALA Annual! Date/Time: Saturday, June 27, 1-2:30PM Place: Moscone Convention Center 3003 (W) How should we approach the future? Speakers from Ithaka S+R and Stanford’s Graduate School of Education will identify broad transformations within and future …

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Apr 14

ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group: Call for Proposals

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If you have experience in academic library middle management and would like to lead a discussion at ALA Annual, consider submitting a proposal to the ACRL-ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group. The charge of the ACRL-ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group is “to provide a forum for discussion and presentations on current topics of interest to mid-level …

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Mar 03

ULS Current Topics Discussion Group: Call for Proposals


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 “Values Driven Services: What Are Your Library’s Core Values?” Other areas of interest may include but are …

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Dec 23

On-the-Fly Mentoring Service at ALA Midwinter

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  Want to share your experience and make new connections at ALA Midwinter? ULS has created an opportunity for mentoring, advising, and learning with and from other members and the ALA community. It’s called On-the-Fly Mentoring, and it might be just the thing for you . . . as a mentor, a mentee, or both! …

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Nov 21

ALA Midwinter Meeting Schedule for ULS


Are you heading to ALA Midwinter in Chicago? It’s never too early to start planning your schedule. We hope to see you at these ULS events!   Meeting Number Meeting Name Date Time Location SUB52762 Academic Outreach Committee Sat Jan 31 10:30 am – 11:30 am SHER – Ontario Room 52705 ULS Social Sat Jan …

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Jun 20

ACRL ULS/DLS Joint Social

Interested in university libraries, distance learning, or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? Join us at ALA for the first ever joint ULS/DLS social. The social will be at Grill 55, Wine Room, at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road / Las Vegas, NV 89169-2770 ( on Saturday, June 28 from 5:30 …

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Jun 09

ULS All-Committees Meeting at ALA Annual

If you will be at ALA Annual in Vegas, please consider coming to our ULS All-Committees Meeting! WHEN: Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C LINK: These are open committee meetings for ULS. Anyone is welcome to visit if you’re interested in joining …

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