ULS Universe Blog

2020 ULS Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Jennifer Sharkey

Tell us more about yourself and how you became an academic librarian. I’ve been an academic librarian for almost 20 years. While in school, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of academic library on campus. However, right out of library school I worked for a short time...

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...

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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...

Be a Mentor through the ACRL ULS On-the-Fly Mentoring Program @ ALA Midwinter 2020

Want to help someone new to the profession, or more experienced but seeking your wisdom? Sign up to be a mentor! 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 a 20-minute session, on a drop-in...

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...

Help Us Help Each Other: Feedback Survey 2019

The University Libraries Section (ULS) would like to know what is working for you in regards to ULS membership and what is not. What should the section continue to do and what would you like to see we add or stop doing altogether? http://bit.ly/uls-survey The survey is anonymous and should...

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.

Interview with ULS Chair Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters is the 2019-2020 Chair of the University Libraries Section. Currently she works at the University of Michigan Library as the Student Engagement Librarian for Learning Programs and Initiatives. In this interview Amanda talks about her involvement with ULS and what she hopes to accomplish as Chair.