Author: Teresa Gray

From Boring to High-Scoring: Creating Playful Learning Experiences with Games-Based Learning and Gamification

Free Online Presentation Wednesday, April 19, 2024 3:00-4:00 PM CST (US and Canada) Presented via Zoom Registration Link Have you wanted to implement games and gaming in your work in academic libraries, but have been unsure how to start? In this presentation, participants will dive into the emerging field of...

Trend Talks: Level Up Your Advocacy Tools

Free Online Presentation Wednesday, April 3, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM CST (US and Canada) Presented via Zoom Registration Link ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries and New Roles and Changing Landscapes goal-area committees are joining forces again to host the second in their series of Trend Talks. Panelists will share their success...

Instruction Strategies to Support Neurodivergent Students

Free Online Presentation Wednesday, March 20, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM CST (US and Canada) Presented via Zoom Registration Link Presenter: Jacqueline Frank, Instruction & Accessibility Librarian, Montana State University The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee would like to invite you to register for our virtual event: ACRL IS-TM  Instruction Strategies to...

Generative AI Beyond ChatGPT (Video Replay)

This program will introduce several generative AI tools that librarians should know about related to research. After briefly defining generative AI, several AI will be discussed, including Perplexity, Ellicit, and Research Rabbit.

Library Instruction Together: Building a Community of Practice on a Shoestring Budget

As an academic librarian, do you feel a lack of opportunities to network, share best practices, and find support locally? In 2017, a group of instruction librarians from across Tennessee gathered online to discuss creating something beyond the state-wide offerings, which were limited and not always representative of their voices and interests.

Developing Inclusive Identity Practices in Academic Publishing and Beyond

In this talk Dr. Theresa Jean Tanenbaum reflects on her experiences advocating for trans-inclusive name change policies in academic publishing over the past three years.

election word cloud

2023 ULS Candidate for Member-at-Large: Tisha M. Zelner

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

photo of woman at desk

Model Reference Behavior

Everyone wants to provide exceptional chat reference services, and SMU Libraries has exceeded expectations. Since it’s the initial touch point for library services, we provide exemplary interactions by employing a distributed model for our Ask Us service, meaning library staff across our Libraries work together to respond to queries.

discussion group

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.


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.