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Service Equity in Action [video replay]

On Feb. 25, 2020 the ACRL University Libraries Section Public Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group held an online discussion addressing the following questions about service equity: What does service equity look like in practice at your library? Has your library engaged in public services projects, programming, or staff development in order to provide more equitable services for all?

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Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries [video replay]

This session provided an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through the sharing of examples, this session challenged participants to create trans affirming spaces while critically examining library policies, languages, and practices.

Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services through Collaboration

Library professionals with data responsibilities often collaborate on data-related support with fellow library professionals, units across campus, and student and faculty researchers. In this panel, we share strategies for collaborations between data professionals and subject and technical services librarians designed to enhance library and campus support for data literacy, data management, data visualization, and other data-related needs.

Student-led Outreach Activities: March 2020 Online Roundtable Discussion

The March 2020 online discussion will focus on Student-led outreach activities. Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

2020 ULS Candidate for Member-At-Large: Annie Zeidman-Karpinski

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. After many years of graduate school in geography, but leaving without a Ph.D. I worked as a researcher for several activist labor unions, then for a non-profit internet service provider and finally in Q/A for an search provider....

2020 ULS Candidate for Member-At-Large: Mea Warren

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I am the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Librarian at the University of Houston, and have been here since I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with my MSLS in 2015. I’m one of those science librarians who have definitely...

2020 ULS Candidate for Member-At-Large: Chris Miller

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I had a bit of a winding road to becoming an academic librarian. Not having a firm grasp of what I wanted to do with my life, after college I went back into the revolving door of mostly...

2020 ULS Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Laura Gariepy

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I’ve been an academic librarian for nearly 11 years, after receiving my MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill, and have been at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in Richmond, VA since 2009. I started as an Undergraduate Research Librarian,...

2020 ULS Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Jennifer Sharkey

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I’ve been an academic librarian for almost 20 years. While in school, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of academic library on campus. However, right out of library school I worked for a short time...

Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries [video replay]

This webinar replay discusses current applications and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic libraries. AI has been gaining increasing popularity in scholarly works and across major conferences. McGill University Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship, Amanda Wheatley, examines the current state of AI initiatives in academic libraries in...