Category Archive: Guest posts

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

Member of the Month: Tammi Owens

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Tammi Owens, Winona State University, Assistant Professor, Emerging Services and Liaison Librarian What inspires your work? Two groups of great people. Our students. I work with Nursing majors here at WSU, and they are incredibly talented and dedicated. I also work with Education Leadership graduate students, and they are producing projects that will make a …

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Mar 16

Member of the Month: Carrie Moran

Carrie Moran, User Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida What inspires you in your work? The moments where I feel like I’ve made someone’s day a little easier by helping them either find the information they need or get on the right path to do so. Are you currently working on a project that is …

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Feb 11

Member of the Month: Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey, Director of Grants and Research and Liaison Librarian to Linguistics & TESOL What inspires you in your work? The University of Texas at Arlington (where I work) is ranked fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity and has a majority minority population. I feel very fortunate to work in an environment where I …

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Jul 25

Digital Humanities and Its Implications for Libraries and their Patrons: Part 3

An Interview with Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Matt Conner, Librarian at the University of California, Davis, and author of a newly released book, The New Library: Four Case Studies (ALA) Editor’s Note: This interview is the final post …

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Jul 09

ACRL-ULS Fostering Leadership through 2014 Emerging Leaders

Editor’s Note:  Nataly Blas, Business Librarian, Loyola Marymount University The creation of the program Emerging Leaders (EL) has been one of several initiatives ALA has developed in order to foster the growth of leadership skills in early career librarians. ACRL-ULS has taken an active role in promoting leadership opportunities to librarians by sponsoring one participant …

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Jun 24

Digital Humanities and Its Implications for Libraries and their Patrons: Part 2

An Interview with Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Matt Conner, Librarian at the University of California, Davis, and author of a newly released book, The New Library: Four Case Studies (ALA) Editor’s Note: This interview is the second in …

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May 19

Digital Humanities and Its Implications for Libraries and their Patrons: Part 1

An Interview with Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Matt Conner, Librarian at the University of California, Davis, and author of a newly released book, The New Library: Four Case Studies (ALA) Editor’s Note: This interview is the first in …

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Jan 23

An ACRL-ULS Emerging Leader Looks Back

Author: Tarida Anantachai, Resident Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries With ALA Midwinter fast approaching, ACRL-ULS will be busy with plenty of meetings and discussion groups (for more information, check out this list of ULS Activities at ALA Midwinter 2014). Midwinter also kicks off another cycle of the Emerging Leaders (EL) Program, bringing together early career professionals …

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Dec 13

Tips from the Trenches: Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons” is the fourth in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. Workshops are a natural extension of the services of the commons. These days there are a wide …

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