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University Libraries Section (ULS): About Our Committees

Whether you are a chair, committee member, or prospective member, this is your go-to resource for information about ULS committees.

Charge

The Technology in University Libraries Committee's charge is to explore uses of technology in university libraries in areas such as instruction, reference, and outreach and to offer selective guidance and information to aid university librarians in employing new technologies.

Committee membership

This committee usually has twelve to sixteen members. See current committee roster.

The committee operates using two cochairs, and ideally each chair comes on during a different year so that there is always continuity with the previous year.

ALA Connect

The Technology in University Libraries Committee on ALA Connect: Post and find agendas, minutes, and committee happenings.

Please note that you will need to sign in to ALA Connect using your regular ALA web site username and password to access ACRL ULS committee content.

Committee responsibilities

The committee has several functions:

  • To provide content for the TechBits sidebar that appears in each issue of C&RL News
  • To share technology items of interest to ULS members and the public using social media, especially Facebook and Twitter
  • To assist with the production of any technology-oriented professional development webinars

The committee also works with other ULS committees involved in professional development activities, providing support for technology-related topics.

The committee should have at least four virtual meetings per year, with one at the beginning of a typical academic year, one later in the same year (prior to ALA Midwinter), one in the new year after ALA Midwinter, and one near the end of the academic year and before ALA Annual.

Each chair should hold a virtual meeting with the continuing cochair and the incoming cochair at the end of his/her term.

Helpful Information

Our committee has a shared Google Doc. Contact the Co-Chairs, Minhao Jiang or Melissa Johnson, for access.