ULS Universe Blog

ACRL RBMS Security Committee: Intro to Cybersecurity Webinar

On Wednesday, July 24th, the Security Committee is hosting a webinar on cybersecurity. Cyberattacks on cultural heritage institutions have been increasing, as seen most prominently with the devastating attack on the British Library. Dr. Christopher Lanclos, Senior Research Engineer II at Texas A&M University Cybersecurity Center, will provide an overview to participants on trends in cyberattacks and key issues participants should consider at their own institutions.

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) 5th Annual Afternoon of Social Justice

This free virtual event features scholars and librarians as they present on a variety of topics including jail libraries in the Philippines, support for library workers seeking accommodations, patrons experiencing homelessness, and film viewing and Q&A for the documentary, Breaking the News.

ALSC National Institute, September 19-21, 2024

Join ALSC this fall (September 19-21, 2024) in the mile-high city of Denver, CO, for professional development devoted to library service to children and families.

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University Libraries Member Engagement and Networking Event

In-Person Event Saturday, June 29, 202410:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST Location: Room: Solana Beach A.B.Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego1 Market PlSan Diego, CA 92101 Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while engaging with librarians working in university settings, sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS). The goal of this...

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Librarians as Instructors for Credit-Bearing Classes – A Path Forward for Public Services?

Free Online Presentation Monday, July 15, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM CST (US and Canada) Presented via Zoom Registration Link The roles of public services librarians are many and varied. Some universities continue to title their librarians by subject liaison areas (e.g., “Social Sciences Librarian”), while others are more indicative of specific...

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

San Diego, California | June 27 – July 2, 2024 Rates and Registration The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will bring together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors to the world’s largest library event! Featuring discussions on timely and enduring issues, reflections on...

Librarian Support for Evidence Synthesis Outside the Health Sciences (video replay)

Evidence synthesis methods such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses are used heavily to support evidence-based medicine, but are rapidly growing in their use in other disciplines (e.g. social sciences, agriculture, engineering, and business) to support decision making and policy. Because these methods rely on comprehensive, reproducible search strategies, librarian involvement is recommended.

Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Assessment of Online Learning with LIS Students (video replay)

Asynchronous online learning has been an increasingly popular mode of education delivery in recent years and has many advantages for accessible and engaging learning experiences, particularly within academic libraries. More than ever, librarians are creating online learning objects and course content that can be used at the point of need, embedded in online courses, and assigned to students in a flipped classroom approach. But with the popularity of online learning, is this content diverse, accessible, inclusive, and useful to academic library users?

From Boring to High-Scoring: Creating Playful Learning Experiences with Games-Based Learning and Gamification (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the April 19, 2004 presentation, From Boring to High-Scoring: Creating Playful Learning Experiences with Games-Based Learning and Gamification Have you wanted to implement games and gaming in your work in academic libraries, but have been unsure how to start? In this presentation, participants will dive...

Trend Talks: Level Up Your Advocacy Tools

Free Online Presentation Wednesday, April 3, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM CST (US and Canada) Presented via Zoom Registration Link ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries and New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal-area committees are joining forces again to host the second in their series of Trend Talks. Panelists will share their success...