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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

San Diego, California | June 27 – July 2, 2024 Rates and Registration The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will bring together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors to the world’s largest library event! Featuring discussions on timely and enduring issues, reflections on...

From Boring to High-Scoring: Creating Playful Learning Experiences with Games-Based Learning and Gamification (Video Replay)

This is a recording of the April 19, 2004 presentation, From Boring to High-Scoring: Creating Playful Learning Experiences with Games-Based Learning and Gamification Have you wanted to implement games and gaming in your work in academic libraries, but have been unsure how to start? In this presentation, participants will dive...

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ACRL ULS 2024 Election – Candidates

Voting in the 2024 ALA/ACRL election begins March 11, 2024, with members receiving an email announcement between March 11-12 containing voting instructions. Here are your ULS 2024 candidates: Vice-chair/Chair-elect: Member-at-Large: The 2024 ALA/ACRL election will close on April 3 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and the results will be made...

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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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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ULS Social @ ALA Annual – Saturday, June 25, 2022

This year’s ULS Social at Annual will be held on Saturday, June 25th, from 5:30-7:30 at Teaism – Penn Quarter (400 8th Street NW, Washington, DC), in the lower level. This will be similar to past in-person socials with food and non-alcoholic drinks provided. It’s an informal, come-and-go-gathering.

Call for Volunteers: On-the-Fly Mentoring at ALA Annual 2022

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee will be providing “On-the-Fly” Mentoring services on site during ALA Annual 2022. Mentees will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on a drop-in basis. We need experienced librarians to help those new to the profession or looking for career advice.

Confronting the Myth of Neutrality: Academic Libraries, Advocacy, and Free Speech [video replay]

This is a recording of the on-demand program during the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. During this panel presentation, the speakers answered a series of questions focused around the roles of libraries as neutral spaces, how libraries can support marginalized students, and how libraries can balance tensions between professional ethics and university administrative goals and policies. The panelists are Emily Knox, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Renate Chancellor, Ph.D. (Catholic University of America), Stacy Collins, MLIS (Simmons University), and Adriene Lim, Ph.D. (University of Maryland). The session was moderated by Alyssa Denneler (Indiana University-Bloomington).

Confronting the Myth of Neutrality: Academic Libraries, Advocacy, and Free Speech (ALA Annual 2021, On Demand)

This panel features presenters with experience in balancing issues of library advocacy and free speech in academic libraries. Invited panelists will be both librarians and campus administrators or faculty who are knowledgeable about issues and topics currently contributing to the larger conversations happening on campuses regarding library neutrality, libraries as spaces of advocacy and the complications surrounding these challenges. By exploring these issues, it is our intention that this panel will offer best practices about how libraries can provide a space for engaging in candid discussion, which supports meaningful change.