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Information Privilege: Beyond the Individual and into the Collective

Over a decade ago, Char Booth coined the term “information privilege” and advocated for using the conceptual framework to further critical information literacy and open access. Information privilege critiques how access to information can be disparate, based on an individual’s privilege, and usually informed by one’s institutional affiliation, status, or social identity. The discourse on information privilege in Library and Information Science (LIS) has grown in recent years, with dozens of articles and conference presentations on the topic published in venues focused on critical information literacy, public services, scholarly communication, area studies, and health sciences over the last five years.

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ACRL ULS 2024 Election – Candidates

Voting in the 2024 ALA/ACRL election begins March 11, 2024, with members receiving an email announcement between March 11-12 containing voting instructions. Here are your ULS 2024 candidates: Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Member-at-Large: The 2024 ALA/ACRL election will close on April 3 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and the results will be made...

2023 ULS-Sponsored Emerging Leader: Kelli Anne Gecawich

Tell us about your current position. What do you enjoy the most about it? Currently, I am the Media & Circulation Associate at Georgia Southern Libraries-Armstrong campus. Basically, I manage the checkout equipment for my campus’ library, our biggest circulation being our laptops. So, I keep track of our inventory,...

ACRL ULS Mid-Level Managers Virtual Discussion

Please join us for a virtual discussion for mid-level managers in academic libraries.Date: Thursday June 15th at 10amPST/1pmESTLocation: https://uci.zoom.us/j/2459694242 In this conversation, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and hear from their peers on a variety of topics related to management in academic libraries. Registration is not required and...

Library Instruction Together: Building a Community of Practice on a Shoestring Budget (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the April 26, 2023 presentation, Library Instruction Together: Building a Community of Practice on a Shoestring Budget.

A Day in the Life of a Digital Scholarship Intern (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the May 3, 2023 presentation, A Day in the Life of a Digital Scholarship Intern.

Model Reference Behavior (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the March 29, 2023 presentation, Model Reference Behavior.

Beyond Universal Design for Learning (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the March 10, 2023 presentation: Beyond Universal Design for Learning.

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Flexible Programs for Inflexible People: Yoga and Accessibility at Academic Libraries (Video Replay)

FREE Online PresentationWednesday, June 14th at 1pm CTSponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee Due to the changing nature of academic library student spaces and interest in mindfulness practices and contemplative pedagogy, yoga programs in these spaces are on the rise. Librarians have been conducting yoga outreach sessions for...

A Day in the Life of a Digital Scholarship Intern

Over the past year, the Roux Library Technical Services Department at Florida Southern College has partnered with San José State University’s (SJSU) iSchool to provide a virtual Digital Scholarship Internship to students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) graduate program. Under the supervision of the Metadata Librarian, the Digital Scholarship interns gained experience in the skills of digital scholarship, specifically as it relates to supporting faculty and students in using digital tools to organize, share, and publish their research.