Category Archive: ALA

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

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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

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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

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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 (http://www.renaissancelasvegas.com/dinings/grill-55.aspx) 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: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15029 These are open committee meetings for ULS. Anyone is welcome to visit if you’re interested in joining …

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Jun 02

ULS/DLS Session at ALA Annual: Leading From the Side

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Now that the conference scheduler is available, are you figuring out what great sessions to attend at ALA Annual this year? Be sure to add this one about leading through innovation and creativity to the list!   Moderator: Carrie Moran, UCF Regional Librarian, Valencia College Osceola Speaker: Jade G. Winn, Assistant Dean for Instruction, Assessment & Engagement, …

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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.


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