ULS Universe Blog


Be a Mentor through the ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring Program @ ALA Midwinter 2020

Want to help someone new to the profession, or more experienced but seeking your wisdom? Sign up to be a mentor! The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring Service, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on a drop-in...


LLAMA Mentoring Applications for 2020/21 are open

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2020-June 2021 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders. This year, in the spirit of increased collaboration between LLAMA, ALCTS, and LITA,...

Help Us Help Each Other: Feedback Survey 2019

The University Libraries Section (ULS) would like to know what is working for you in regards to ULS membership and what is not. What should the section continue to do and what would you like to see we add or stop doing altogether? http://bit.ly/uls-survey The survey is anonymous and should...

Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching

Learn how to recognize and address unconscious bias in scholarly research and library systems. Take away curriculum that you can adapt to your own library’s context.

Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining popularity in scholarly works and being featured at major conferences. This webinar discussed current applications and implications of AI in academic libraries.

Interview with ULS Chair Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters is the 2019-2020 Chair of the University Libraries Section. Currently she works at the University of Michigan Library as the Student Engagement Librarian for Learning Programs and Initiatives. In this interview Amanda talks about her involvement with ULS and what she hopes to accomplish as Chair.

Library Leadership Programs: A Conversation

In this free webinar, three panelists will share their experiences in the three library leadership programs: ALA Leadership Institute, Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard, and UCLA Library Senior Fellows.

Call for Proposals for Online Professional Development Presentations

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Submission deadline is September 18, 2019.

Raise Your Voice: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion by Participating in Scholarly Peer Review

Scholarly publishing needs input from diverse voices to ensure both quality and equity. Let Erin Owens, an experienced peer reviewer for more than 10 LIS journals, show you how scholarly peer review can benefit you, your peers, and the profession as a whole.

La Tasca Restuarant

ULS Social in D.C.

After a long day at the ALA Conference in Washington, D.C., join us for tapas (free) and drinks (cash bar) at the ACRL University Libraries Section Social on Saturday, June 22 5:30-7:30 pm. We will meet at La Tasca, 722 7th Street NW, only a 6 minute walk from the...