Category: Programs

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?

Trans Kaleidoscope flag

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...

Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching [video replay]

Unconscious, or implicit, bias in medical research and care is well documented—black patients on average receive less pain medication; heart attacks are underdiagnosed in women; and non-white, non-male populations are underrepresented in clinical trials. In this video replay, the presenters offer their experiences as medical librarians as a starting point...

Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching

Learn how to recognize and address unconscious bias in scholarly research and library systems. Take away curriculum that you can adapt to your own library’s context.

Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining popularity in scholarly works and being featured at major conferences. This webinar discussed current applications and implications of AI in academic libraries.