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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.

Upcoming Programs

Check back soon for more programming!

Interested in presenting for the ACRL ULS Professional Developent webcast series? We currently have a call for proposals out for new online programming. 

Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for recruiting their own co-presenters and panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2020-2021:

  • Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces

  • Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries

  • Scholarly Communications

  • Data Management and Visualization

  • Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts

  • Digital Scholarship

  • Assessment and Learning Analytics

  • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 25th, 2020. Please submit proposals here.

Please direct questions to Samantha Harlow or Laura Gariepy, Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at and

Past programs


Learning Together: Case Studies in Implementing faculty learning communities around information literacy

Presented by: Jenny Dale, UNC Greensboro; Joanna Gadsby, UMBC; Katy Sullivan, UMBC; Debbie Morrow, GVSU; Hazel McClure, GVSU; Heather Snapp, FGCU. 

Registered: 437. Attended: 169.

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Deficit or Equity: Decoding Implicit Thinking and Practice in Information Literacy Teaching and Learning
Presented by: Amanda L. Folk, The Ohio State University and Sara D. Miller, Michigan State University
Registered - 999. Attended - 370. 
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Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries  | February 27th, 2020 1pm CST

Presented by Krista McCracken, Algoma University
Registered - 999 - FULL. Attended - 345


Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching  | December 9, 2019  | 1pm CST

Presented by Molly Higgins and Rachel Keiko Stark

Registered - 805. Attended - 325. 


Raise Your Voice: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion by Participating in Scholarly Peer Review  | September 10, 2019 | 1pm CST

Presented by Erin Owens, Sam Houston State University

Registered - 424. Attended - 149



I Didn't Mean Anything by it: How Racial Microaggressions are Perceived | April 23, 2019 | 1pm CST

Presented by Audrey Robinson-Nkongola, Western Kentucky University

Registered - 1,242. Attended - 491


Beyond Citation Counting: Metrics and Altmetrics for Demonstrating Scholarly Impact | March 19, 2019 | 11am CST

Presented by Erin Owens, Sam Houston State University

Registered - 358. Attended - 161.


Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color | February 19, 2019

Presented by Jessica Dai, West Virginia University; Grace Adeneye, University of Delaware; Jesus Espinoza, University of Michigan

Registered - 607. Attended - 337.


Establishing a Scholarly Communication Baseline: Using Liaison Competencies to Design Scholarly Communication Boot Camp Training Sessions | January 30, 2019

Presented by Cindy Shirkey, Jeanne Hoover, Katy Webb, all at East Carolina University

Registered - 342. Attended - 163


A Culture of Accessibility Through Policy and Communication | December 11, 2018

Presented by Angie Brunk, Missouri Western State University

Registered - 394. Attended - 163


Tenure Track Positions: Could I Survive? Could I Thrive? | December 6, 2018

Presented by Karen Sobel, University of Colorado Denver; Gene Springs, The Ohio State University; Barbara B. Moran, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Registered - 342. Attended - 145




Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students | April 19, 2018 

Presented by Samantha Harlow, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University 

Registered - 523. Attended - 224


Free Graphics, Audio, and Video for Education | March 7, 2018

Presented by Lindsay O'Neill, California State University, Fullerton

Registered - 239, Attended - 81


How to Think (And Act) Like a UX Librarian Part 2 | February 21, 2018

Presented by Rebecca Blakiston, University of Arizona; Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University; Emily Daly, Duke University

Registered - 258, Attended - 81


20 Apps in 60 Minutes | January 31, 2018

Presented by Lindsay O'Neill, California State University, Fullerton

Registered - 521, Attended - 212


Set Big Goals, Get Big Results | December 15, 2017

Presented by Jason Martin, Middle Tennessee State University

Registered – 150, Attended – 46


Planning, Conducting, and Communicating Library Assessment: An Overview | November 9. 2017

Presented by Starr Hoffman, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ebony Magnus, Southern Alberta Institution of Technology; University of Louisville

Registered – 463, Attended – 76


How to Think (and Act) Like a UX Librarian | October 17, 2017

Presented by Rebecca Blakiston, University of Arizona; Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University; Emily Daly, Duke University

Registered – 658, Attended – 326


How Libraries can Help Students from Disadvantaged Socio-economic Backgrounds | August 1, 2017

Presented by Ray Pun, Fresno State; Annie Downey, Reed College; Bob Schroeder, Portland State University

Registered – 560, Attended – 206