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2022 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Meggan Press

Meggan Press is one of three candidates for ULS Member-at-Large. Read this interview to learn more about Meggan’s goals for the section if elected to the position.

2022 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson is one of three candidates for ULS Member-at-Large. Read this interview to learn more about Melissa’s goals for the section if elected to the position.

2022 ULS Candidate for Vice-Chair Elect – Laura Gariepy

Laura Gariepy is a candidate for ULS Vice-Chair-Elect. Read this interview to learn more about Laura’s goals for the section if elected to the position.

2022 ULS-Sponsored Emerging Leader: Caterina Reed

Once again ULS is proud to sponsor an emerging leader. This year the section is sponsoring, Caterina Reed, in partnership with the Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS). The Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program for no more than 50 newer library workers per year that provides participants with the opportunity to work with a team to complete a 6-month project proposed by an ALA unit. Each team will present the results of their project at the ALA Annual Conference.

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Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning has changed as a result of the pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. As many of our institutions continue to embrace more online instruction, e-mail based challenges can provide a flexible way to meet the needs of varied learner populations.

Team-based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Successful and Sustainable Engagement

Free Online PresentationFriday, February 25, 20221:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDTPresented via ZoomRegistration Link Liaison librarians are essential to the success of academic libraries; yet many libraries have struggled to define the role of the subject specialist within contemporary academic libraries. This disconnect has resulted in a proliferation of service...

Libraries and Learning Analytics [video replay]

This is a recording of the November 15, 2021 panel presentation: Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays. The panel included introductory content defining learning analytics from a higher education perspective, outlining the purposes of learning analytics as an assessment approach in support of student success, and describing “false choices” that often derail discussions of learning analytics in the library community.

Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays

Free Online Presentation Monday, November 15, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT Presented via Zoom Registration Link Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but also raises myriad questions for librarians. As higher education institutions expand...

Call for Proposals for Online Professional Development Presentations

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Submission deadline is September 24, 2021.

Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers [video replay]

On August 16, 2021, the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored an online program on data literacy using Kuhlthau’s information search process. The panel discussed uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process.