Author: Teresa Gray

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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?

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: 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...