Category Archive: Leadership

Nov 28 2016

Interview with ULS Chair Rebecca Blakiston

Rebecca Blakiston is the 2016-2017 Chair of the University Libraries Section. Currently she works at the University of Arizona Libraries as a Team Lead for Web Design & User Experience. In this interview Rebecca talks about her involvement with ULS and what she hopes to accomplish as Chair.   Tell us a little about yourself …

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Aug 21 2015

Task Force on Best Practices for ULS Leaders Report

A task force was put together to create documentation and templates for committee chairs and discussion group leaders in ULS in order to both assist and support incoming chairs and Discussion Group conveners with best practices for running their committees effectively, as well as to educate new members on the committee as to what is …

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Mar 05 2015

ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group: Call for Proposals

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  The ALA ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group (CALDG) is accepting proposals for the ALA Annual Conference discussion group meeting in San Francisco, CA. The discussion group is especially interested in topics relevant to libraries and campus administration. The deadline for proposals is March 31. To propose a topic, or to get more …

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May 22 2014

Congratulations to the new ULS officers!

The following University Libraries Section members have been elected to the ULS Executive Committee: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Jason Martin Members-at-large: Amanda Peters + Drew Smith And thanks to everyone who ran for office! Full ACRL election results are available on the ALA website.


Dec 13 2013

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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Nov 13 2013

Tips from the Trenches: Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link” is the third in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. With the increased presence of ebooks in our collections, the UMD Libraries are attempting to address the …

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Oct 17 2013

Tips from the Trenches: To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?” is the second in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print? Part of the mission of the learning commons is …

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Oct 01 2012

Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group

Are you a manager in an academic library? If so, ULS has a discussion group just for you! The Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group was established to provide a forum to discuss the unique challenges and responsibilities of managers in academic libraries. We meet at ALA Mid-Winter and Annual Conferences to brainstorm practical solutions for management …

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Sep 11 2012

Welcome from the ULS Chair

Hello ULS Members! Now is a great time to be a part of ULS! ULS strives to keep members informed of the latest trends and innovative practices in the field. Committee on the Future of University Libraries scours higher education literature to identify key issues that will have an impact on academic libraries and publishes …

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May 16 2012

University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time

Title: University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time Author: Michelle Dunaway, ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries ________________________________________ In his article titled “Damn the Recession, Full Speed Ahead”, Dr. Rush Miller, Director of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, argues that change and progress in academic libraries cannot continue …

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