Category Archive: LIS/Professional Interest

Nov 12 2016

How Does Your Library Contribute to Learning & Research?

As the debate around the high cost of a college education continues, Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold (via Inside Higher Ed) provide an excellent essay on how academic libraries and librarians make meaningful contributions to learning and research. In summary, they highlight that libraries often meet student and faculty needs by providing access to …

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Jun 19 2015

Shrinking Collections to Create User Spaces

Join the ACRL ULS Current Topics Discussion Group at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for a conversation on “Shrinking collections to create user spaces: Strategies for communication and collaboration“: Print collections at many institutions are being reduced — moved off site, digitized, or deaccessioned — to create study rooms, presentation spaces, learning commons, and …

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Nov 06 2014

Share Your Thoughts on “New Rules for the Road Ahead”

From ACRL: As part of its 75th Anniversary celebration, ACRL has released of an initial version of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary,” authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister. Pam Snelson, the chairperson of ACRL’s celebration of its 75th anniversary, asks, …

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Apr 10 2014

SXSW 2014 Round-up Overview

Author: Sara O’Donnell, University of Northern Colorado, on behalf of the ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee On March 26, 2014 the ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee hosted the SXSW 2014 Round-Up, a webinar featuring five speakers who presented overviews of their favorite sessions and themes from SXSW Interactive 2014. The free online …

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Apr 03 2014

ULS Members-Only Online Discussion: April 23

Members-Only Online Discussion: Academic Library Outreach brought to you by the ACRL-ULS Academic Outreach Committee The ULS Membership Committee is pleased to provide a free online discussion for ULS members on Wednesday, April 23 from 12-1 pm EDT. To register, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663903084 Academic Library Outreach: The Intentional, the Desperate, and the Serendipitous Academic librarians …

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