Yearly Archive: 2016

World War I and America: public programming initiative

Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, WWI and America is a two-year public programming initiative of Library of America, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the NEH, and other partners. WWI and America provides stipends of $1200-$1800 for public programming exploring WWI and its relevance today....

Interview with ULS Chair Rebecca Blakiston

Rebecca Blakiston is the 2016-2017 Chair of the University Libraries Section. Currently she works at the University of Arizona Libraries as a Team Lead for Web Design & User Experience. In this interview Rebecca talks about her involvement with ULS and what she hopes to accomplish as Chair.   Tell...

How Does Your Library Contribute to Learning & Research?

As the debate around the high cost of a college education continues, Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold (via Inside Higher Ed) provide an excellent essay on how academic libraries and librarians make meaningful contributions to learning and research. In summary, they highlight that libraries often meet student and faculty...

Outstanding Professional Development Award – Call for Nominations

This award recognizes librarians, archivists, or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative, or...

Data and Privacy: Where to draw the line?

Sunday, June 26 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM OCCC W206B Join us on for a discussion of privacy issues and data collection in university libraries. We will have four topics of moderated discussion: The use of data in assessment, The use of data to add value, Location based services, and...

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Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education

Be inspired! Join ACRL’s University Libraries Section (ULS) panel discussion, Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education, and learn from four diverse academic leaders who positioned their campus libraries at the center of dialogues addressing issues facing higher education. Date:...

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Inclusion on Campus: How Libraries Foster a Welcoming Culture

Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group, please join us for a lively conversation about inclusion on campus. Extending beyond hiring practices and programming, we hope to facilitate a discussion around the structures, systems, and processes that perpetuate inequality in the academy and in librarianship. In...

ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring @ ALA Annual 2016

Looking for objective input or feedback from seasoned professionals, or seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians?  Do a “fly by” at ALA Annual! The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring service in Orlando, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor...

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ACRL ULS Social @ ALA Annual 2016

Going to ALA Annual in Orlando? Interested in university libraries or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? We’re once again hosting a social to help you unwind after a busy Saturday of programs. Details are below: When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Taverna Opa Orlando (9101 International Drive, Suite 2240...

Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success

Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success

ACRL ULS, through its Online Discussion Group, is pleased to host the following online discussion: “Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success.” The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:00pm CST. Please join us! To register for this discussion, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef47ace85212cce30715ebca1796fb11a When planning for instruction,...