Yearly Archive: 2018

Mentors needed for ACRL ULS On-the Fly Mentoring (2019 Midwinter)

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle. The service allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a twenty minute session, on a drop-in basis. At Midwinter 2018, we had a great turnout of...

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A Culture of Accessibility Through Policy and Communications for an Accessible Library [video replay]

Panelist, Angie Brunk, discusses the social justice model of disability and its practical application for policy makers and those charged with public facing communication.

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Tenure-Track Positions: Could I Survive? Could I Thrive? [video replay]

Panelists, Karen Sobel, Gene Springs, and Dr. Barbara B. Moran, discuss the various aspects related to tenure-track positions they frequently discuss with MLS candidates and early-career librarians.

Member of the Month: Amy Wainwright

Name: Amy Wainwright Institution: John Carroll University, University Heights, OH Job Title: Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian How long have you been a member of ULS? For about 3-4 years What or who inspires your work? I’m most inspired by the work that my other outreach/engagement colleagues are doing. Student...

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A Culture of Accessibility Through Policy and Communications for an Accessible Library

You want your library to be a welcoming place for all students, including students with disabilities. What are you doing on the administrative end to ensure your policies and public communication, such as information on your website, work in harmony with your good intentions? This workshop will be the delivered...

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Tenure-Track Positions: Could I Survive? Could I Thrive? (Online Presentation)

This online presentation will be comprised of several sections, based on major categories of questions that the three presenters frequently discuss with MLS candidates and early-career librarians through their work. Sections include: General requirements of tenure-track positions Life on the tenure track: at work and at home Tenure as part...

Member of the Month: Nancy Garmer

Name: Nancy E. Garmer Institution: Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida Job Title: Assistant Dean, User Experience How long have you been a member of ULS? I have been a member of ACRL and ULS since 2015 and was pleased to be elected to the ULS Executive Committee...

Member of the Month: Annah Hackett

Name: Annah Hackett Institution: Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) Job Title: Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian How long have you been a member of ULS? 3.5 years What or who inspires your work? My students! A lot of my time is spent working with first year students as the...

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Accepting Proposals for Professional Development Online Programs

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites proposals for online programs that may further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom. The committee hosts several online programs throughout the year (prior programs here). In 2018-2019, though we will consider all...

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Outreach through Games & Gaming

The ACRL/ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to academic outreach endeavors. You are invited to join in the next one, later this month! September 2018 topic: Outreach through Games & Gaming This month’s discussion will focus on how academic libraries use games...