ULS Members-Only Online Discussion: April 23

Members-Only Online Discussion: Academic Library Outreach
brought to you by the ACRL-ULS Academic Outreach Committee

The ULS Membership Committee is pleased to provide a free online discussion for ULS members on Wednesday, April 23 from 12-1 pm EDT. To register, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663903084

Academic Library Outreach: The Intentional, the Desperate, and the Serendipitous

Academic librarians Matt Upson and Lizz Zitron tell their tales of implementing successful, serendipitous outreach at their libraries. Matt, co-creator of the Library of the Living Dead comic, shares his story of how he turned desperation and by-the-seat-of-his-pants outreach into a community-building national phenomenon. Lizz, editor of theoutreachlibrarian.com, offers guidance and practical examples for those already implementing intentional outreach or looking to start. No matter your budget, staffing, or patron needs, Matt and Lizz are sure to inspire you through their stories and experiences.


Lizz Zitron, former Outreach Librarian at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, is now Instruction Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. At Carthage, Lizz worked with both the college community and the greater community at-large. She writes about engaging myriad communities and the importance of connecting academic libraries to the local community.

Matt Upson is Director of Library Instruction at Emporia State University and will join Oklahoma State University as Director of Library Undergraduate Services in April. He enjoys providing (or at least attempting to provide) practical, humorous instruction and promoting meaningful interactions with community members. He recently shaved his beard and is not feeling as confident as he did around mid-February.

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