Category Archive: Discussion Items

Dec 02 2011

Updates from the Technology in University Libraries Committee

ULS’s first entirely virtual committee, Technology in University Libraries (TULS), had a great inaugural year last year and has done some great work this year, too. We’re interested in getting the word out about the committee’s goals, programs, and services. TULS’s charge is “to explore the uses of technology in university libraries in areas such …

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Jun 06 2011

Evidence-based discussion group at Annual

Interested in evidence-based librarianship? Come join this active discussion group on Saturday, June 25 from 4-5:30 at the Sheraton New Orleans Crescent Boardroom. Do you have a project you’d like to share at the discussion? Are you using an assessment database and can talk about how it has facilitated decision making? Email Jennifer Nutefall, convenor, …

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Jun 02 2011

Supporting the University’s Vision through Campus Outreach & Targeted Research Support

You are invited to join the ULS Current Topics Discussion Group on Saturday, June 25 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at the Marriott New Orleans, La Galerie 6.  Our topic will be “Supporting the University’s Vision through Campus Outreach & Targeted Research Support.” The discussion will be led by Christie Peters, University of Houston. Universities across the country …

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Feb 16 2011

What do you want to talk about? Proposals welcome through 3/15

The ACRL University Libraries Section Current Topics Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is for librarians holding positions in academic libraries.  We meet at both ALA Midwinter and Annual.  Usually, we select a …

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Nov 23 2010

ALA Midwinter Discussion–Strategic Planning During Budget Difficulties

We are all dealing with difficult budget times. How has strategic planning helped? Are you engaging in strategic planning now? How is the budget influencing that process? How has an existing strategic plan helped decision making when facing budget cuts?    The ULS Current Topics Discussion group is seeking someone to kick off a discussion of strategic …

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Sep 03 2010

Report from the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee

I am fortunate in having been able to attend the 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly this year in Gothenburg, Sweden.  As a member of the Standing Committee for Academic and Research Libraries I thought it would be useful to report to the ULS Section members about the issues this group addresses.  The topics and …

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Sep 28 2009

ARL Publishes Special Report on Liaison Librarian Roles

Washington DC–The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a report on liaison librarian roles as a special issue of Research Library Issues (/RLI/ #265). Guest edited by ARL’s Karla Hahn, this special issue of RLI focuses on the evolution of new roles and institutional strategies for liaison work. Five articles identify emerging roles and …

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Aug 24 2009

The new committees you asked for

Wondering how that poll turned out, where we asked for your vote on what new committees ULS should create? Here’s the overview (click the image to enlarge it). For more detailed responses, you’re welcome to view our full poll results on SurveyMonkey. Looks like Academic Outreach is the one to start with, eh? Feel free …

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Aug 11 2009

Vote on new ULS committees!

In the next year ULS will be initiating several new committees in order to create more opportunities for ULS members to be active in the section while also expanding ULS’s contributions to university librarianship. What will those committees be? We want you to tell us. Vote now! via our one-question Surveymonkey poll.


Jan 20 2009

Current Topics Discussion Group @ Midwinter

Having trouble filling management positions? There has been an ongoing debate in academic libraries about the benefits of hiring from within vs. brining in someone from outside the organization with different experiences and new ideas. Has this dynamic changed? Want to know what other institutions are doing? The ULS Current Topics Discussion Group will be …

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