Author: Jennifer Sharkey

Deficit or equity: Decoding implicit thinking and practice in information literacy teaching and learning

In this presentation and online discussion, attendees will learn about a framework for advancing equitable practice in higher education paired with a popular pedagogical strategy (Decoding the Disciplines) that can help librarians and instructors design student-centered assignments and activities while avoiding a deficit approach to the development of students’ information literacy.

Wayne State University Libraries Tech Bunker: Connecting the Dots via Community, Technology, and Engagement

In an immersive environment where almost everything is becoming more active and interactive, this presentation will provide a demonstration of one of the ways the Wayne State University Libraries is helping position individuals to be global learners in a fast-paced and technical society.

ULS 2020 Officer Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected 2020 officers. The total number of ballots posted for the University Libraries Section was 1065. Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (For a three-year term)Jennifer Sharkey Member-At-Large (For a three-year term)Mea Warren Annie Zeidman-Karpinski For the full list of ACRL election results, consult the official ACRL Elections page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election.

Service Equity in Action [video replay]

On Feb. 25, 2020 the ACRL University Libraries Section Public Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group held an online discussion addressing the following questions about service equity: What does service equity look like in practice at your library? Has your library engaged in public services projects, programming, or staff development in order to provide more equitable services for all?

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Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries [video replay]

This session provided an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through the sharing of examples, this session challenged participants to create trans affirming spaces while critically examining library policies, languages, and practices.

Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services through Collaboration

Library professionals with data responsibilities often collaborate on data-related support with fellow library professionals, units across campus, and student and faculty researchers. In this panel, we share strategies for collaborations between data professionals and subject and technical services librarians designed to enhance library and campus support for data literacy, data management, data visualization, and other data-related needs.

Student-led Outreach Activities: March 2020 Online Roundtable Discussion

The March 2020 online discussion will focus on Student-led outreach activities. Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries [video replay]

This webinar replay discusses current applications and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic libraries. AI has been gaining increasing popularity in scholarly works and across major conferences. McGill University Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship, Amanda Wheatley, examines the current state of AI initiatives in academic libraries in...

Trans Kaleidoscope flag

Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries

This free online session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons.

Are You Attending ALA Midwinter and Need Some Advice?

Looking for objective input or feedback from seasoned professionals? Seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians? Do a “fly by” at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia! The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring Service, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for...