Category Archive: Member News

May 04

Member of the Month: Tammi Owens


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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Jan 07

Member of the Month: Marilyn Myers

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Each month, the University Libraries Section will feature a ULS member in a Member of the Month blog post.  Members will be asked a series of questions and we’ll share some of the answers. To kick off this new series, today we feature ULS chair, Marilyn Myers. Marilyn Myers, Associate Dean for Public Services at the …

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May 22

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.

Oct 01

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Owens

Congratulations to Tammi M. Owens, who recently had her article on virtual reference service published in Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Owens is Emerging Services & Liaison Librarian with the Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University. Tammi M. Owens (2013) Communication, Face Saving, and Anxiety at an Academic Library’s Virtual Reference Service, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 18:2, …

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Sep 19

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Horowitz & Martin

Congratulations to Lisa R. Horowitz and Jason Martin, who shared information about their recently published article. Lisa R. Horowitz is Assessment Librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries and Jason Martin is Head of Public Services, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University. Horowitz, L.H. & Martin, J. (2013). The Librarian as Practitioner/Researcher: A Discussion. Evidence Based …

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Apr 04

Why Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Librarians

Authors: Mary Axford, Elisabeth Shields, and Crystal Renfro Libraries have been thought of as buildings that hold collections, conduits to the access of intellectual information, spaces for doing scholarship and places to find individuals with expertise in accessing those intellectual collections. Librarians have organized the knowledge itself, but haven’t been known for helping scholars organize …

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Mar 05

Make Library Instruction Zoom: Prezi as Presentation Tool

Too much spinning and zooming will make your audience queasy.

Author:  Stewart C Baker Yet another Instruction Session The problem of keeping students engaged during library instruction sessions is a common one.  Presentation software may only compound the problem: as slide after slide appears on the screen, with bullet point after bullet point, students’ eyes (as well as instructors’) may be at risk of glazing …

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Jan 18

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Trkay, Herzog, Mirza, Huddleston, and Bailey

Many thanks to Gretchen Trkay, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Andy Herzog, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Rafia Mirza, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Boglarka Huddleston, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington; Jody Bailey, Reference and Instruction Librarian, …

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