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Call for Proposals: Current Topics Discussion Group Talks

Call for Proposals: The ACRL University Libraries Section Current Topics Discussion Group will host one or two virtual presentations in Spring 2023. We invite proposals for either lightning talks (10-15 minutes) or full session talks (30-45 minutes). Presentations should be focused on issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.

Recruiting Mentors for On-the-Fly Mentoring at ACRL 2023

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the 2023 ACRL Conference in Pittsburgh.

Changing Roles: Impacting Student Achievement through Faculty Development

Faculty development provides librarians the opportunity to use our considerable expertise to develop scalable and sustainable programs that support teaching and learning – making a significant, demonstrable impact on the educational missions of our institutions. In this interactive panel discussion, three librarians with significant experience leading faculty development initiatives will discuss how librarians can impact student outcomes by adopting a faculty developer role.

Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities Video Replay

Presented on Monday, November 14, 2022, this presentation answered the questions: How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues? What are strategies for cultivating meaningful partnerships to advance interdisciplinary work? How can librarians and digital humanities colleagues work together to develop and promote cross-campus conversations among scholars in the humanities and social sciences?

Programming Library Spaces for Institutional Impact

Thursday, February 9 | Thursday, February 16 | Thursday, February 23, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Registration Link Programming Library Spaces for Institutional Impact (Thursday February 9 | Thursday, February 16 | Thursday, February 23, 2023): This webinar series includes 3 segments: Supporting Learning, Student Success, and Well-being; Enhancing...

Welcome!

As Chair of the University Libraries Section for 2022-2023, I would like to extend my welcome to all ULS members, and my gratitude to ULS chairs, convenors, and committee members for their work this year. I have been a member of ULS since 2007 and very much value the community and collegiality it has given me.

Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities

How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues?

Beyond Universal Design for Learning – CANCELLED

As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in a variety of different ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content.

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Leadership opportunities in ULS

The ULS 2023 Nominating Committee is seeking names of interested individuals for nomination to be on the ballot for our three elected officer positions. These are: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3 years (Vice-Chair/Chair/Past-Chair) For information available on these web pages: Vice – https://acrl.libguides.com/uls/exec/vice-chair; Section Vice-chair Calendar: https://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/vicechaircalendar, Chair: https://acrl.libguides.com/uls/exec/chair; Section Chair Calendar:...

Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library (video replay)

This is a recording of the June 15, 2022 presentation: Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library. During the presentation the speakers described their experiences facilitating discussions on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the W. Frank Steely Library of Northern Kentucky University (NKU).