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Mar 16

2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The University Libraries Section would like to give a special shout out to the university category winner, Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center, for transformative change in innovative services and programs. For more information about this year’s winners, please visit the …

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Jun 19

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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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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Mar 03

ULS Current Topics Discussion Group: Call for Proposals


The charge of the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is “to organize informal discussion meetings and presentations on well-defined issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.” Last year, for example, the Discussion Leaders presented “Values Driven Services: What Are Your Library’s Core Values?” Other areas of interest may include but are …

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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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Jan 05

“On-the-Fly” Mentoring Service: Call for Mentors!

From the ULS Membership Committee: Call for Mentors: Seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians and give to the profession? The ULS Membership Committee has a role for you! We’re providing an “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Conference in Chicago, based out of the ALA Placement Center. If you’d like to …

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Oct 24

Members-Only Online Discussion: Student Success

Members-Only Online Discussion: Student Success Brought to you by the ACRL-ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries The ULS Membership Committee is pleased to provide a FREE online discussion for ULS members on Thursday, November 20 from 3-4 pm EST.  Registration Information Assessing How Libraries Contribute to Student Success Feeling pressed to prove that …

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Oct 16

75th Anniversary of ACRL Scholarship Campaign

ULS is participating in the scholarship campaign for the 75th Anniversary of ACRL. Please consider donating what you can so that we can reach our goal of underwriting one full scholarship? More Info about the campaign Super simple instructions Note:  Be sure to click on ADD TRIBUTE at checkout and then IN HONOR OF on …

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May 13

Save the Date: ULS ALA Annual Current Topics Discussion

The ACRL University Libraries Section Current Topics Discussion Group invites you to join us at ALA for a program on “Values Driven Services: What Are Your Library’s Core Values?” Saturday, June 28 1-2:30pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N115. The library world is based upon the important value of freedom of information which …

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Mar 28

Technology & Libraries Committee SXSW 2014 Round-Up

Earlier this week the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee presented a webinar that recapped many of the sessions attended by members at SXSW 2014. If  you were unable to attend you can watch the webinar or view the slides at your leisure. And if you watch the webinar, be sure to complete the evaluation.

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