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Establishing a Scholarly Communication Baseline: Using Liaison Competencies to Design Scholarly Communication Boot Camp Training Sessions [video replay]

This video discusses the evolution of liaison competencies at ECU and how they are incorporated into library trainings and every day liaison work. At East Carolina University (ECU), the Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Head of Collection Development have been conducting Scholarly Communication Boot Camps for liaison librarians since 2015....

Member of the Month: Zacharia Benalayat

Name: Zacharia Benalayat Institution: University of Texas at Austin Job Title: Digital Initiatives Graduate Research Associate How long have you been a member of ULS? Almost 2 years now, ever since I started my program. What or who inspires your work? I can’t say it was anyone one person or...

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Tools & Strategies for Marketing Your Outreach [video replay]

In these discussions librarians share and exchange ideas for how can academic libraries promote outreach activities, programs, and events through marketing and communication efforts. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGzqgIPs10 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDkrcnhOY1U Thursday, January 17, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw-FPri6mKw These series of online roundtable discussions are brought to you by...

2019 Outstanding Professional Development Award — Call for Nominations

University Libraries Section Outstanding Professional Development Award committee is pleased to announce that they are accepting nominations. Do you know someone who has contributed to librarians’ growth and professional development? Nominations due February 8, 2019. See details and submit nominations on the ACRL Web site:http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/ulsaward The award recognizes librarians, archivists,...

Establishing a Scholarly Communication Baseline: Using Liaison Competencies to Design Scholarly Communication Boot Camp Training Sessions

Join the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee on Jan.30 at 1 pm CST on Zoom for a webinar titled Establishing a Scholarly Communication Baseline: Using Liaison Competencies to Design Scholarly Communication Boot Camp Training Sessions. At East Carolina University (ECU), the Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Head of...

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Tools & Strategies for Marketing Your Outreach (online discussions)

ULS Academic Outreach Committee’s January Online discussion will focus on how academic libraries promote outreach activities, programs, and events through marketing and communication efforts. 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...

ACRL ULS Midwinter Membership Social–Saturday, January 26th!

The ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS) will be holding its annual Midwinter Social on Saturday, January 26th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Taphouse Grill, Upper Lounge, 1506 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar! Come to enjoy great conversations and the...

Joe Williams Member of the Month

Member of the Month: Joe Williams

Name: Joe Williams Institution: University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Job Title: Director of Public Services How long have you been a member of ULS? I joined ULS in 2001. What or who inspires your work? I have stayed inspired by working with good leaders and mentors,...

Mentors needed for ACRL ULS On-the Fly Mentoring (2019 Midwinter)

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle. The service allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a twenty minute session, on a drop-in basis. At Midwinter 2018, we had a great turnout of...

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A Culture of Accessibility Through Policy and Communications for an Accessible Library [video replay]

Panelist, Angie Brunk, discusses the social justice model of disability and its practical application for policy makers and those charged with public facing communication.