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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.

Future Programs


Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now | Friday July 15th, 1 pm - 2:30 pm CT
Presented by Megan Oakleaf, Ken Varnum, and Becky Croxton


*This workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, "Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays" (presentation link, recording link)

Past programs


Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library | July 15th, 2022 1pm CT

Presented by: Andrea Brooks, Georgia Knuehl, Crissy Ross, and Stephanie Korslund

Registered: 405 | Attended: 170

Video | Slides


Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teaching and Learning | March 28, 2022 1pm CT

Presented by: Jen Bonnet and Senta Sellers

Registered: 361 | Attended: 189

Video | Slides


Team-based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Successful and Sustainable Engagement | February 25th, 2022 1pm CT

Presented by: Honora Eskridge and Alex Carroll

Registered: 974 | Attended: 502

Video | Slides


Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays | November 15, 2021 1pm CT

Presented by: Megan Oakleaf, Ken Varnum, Becky Croxton

Registered: 664 | Attended: 319

Video | Slides

Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau's Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers | August 16, 2021 | 1pm CST

Presented by: Charissa Jefferson, Kristin Fontichiaro, Katrina Stierholz, Lynette Hoelter

Registered: 316 | Attended: 121

Video URL:      Slides


Incorporating Feminist Practice Into Library Research | July 26, 2021 | 1pm CST

Presented by: Kelsey Cheshire, Hillary Miller, and Patricia Sobczak

Registered: 385 | Attended: 186

Video URL:      Slides 



A Predatory Primer: What Every Librarian Should Know About Problem Publishers | May 24, 2021 | 11am CST

Presented by: Nicole Webber and Stephanie Wiegand

Registered: 652 | Attended: 344

Video URL: | Slides


The Flywheel Effect: Bridging the Gap for First-Year Students in a Virtual World | May 11, 2021 | 1pm CST

Presented by: Kay Coates and Vivian Bynoe

Registered: 330 | Attended: 157

Video URL: 


Building a Community to Foster Your Professional Growth | March 25, 2021 1pm CST

Presented by: Karen Sobel, Zary Kamarei, Erin Richter-Weikum, Kate Silton

Registered: 157. Attended: 72

Recording URL:   Slides 


Supporting the Whole Person with Student Basic Needs ServiceFebruary 23, 2021 | 1pm CST

Presented by: Lana Wood and Darice Ingram, California State University East Bay

Registered: 353. Attended: 138. 

Recording URL:  Slides:


Critical Information Literacy in Ideologically Pluralistic Classrooms: Exploring Challenges and Possibilities  | February 12th, 2021 1pm CST  

Presented by: Andrea Baer, Rowan University; Sara Miller, Michigan State University; Gabe Ording, Michigan State University; Dr. Claudia Vergara, Michigan State University

Registered: 568. Attended: 228. 

Recording URL:  Slides. Available here


Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services Support Through Collaboration | December 1st, 2020 1pm CST  

Presented by: Thea Atwood, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Patricia Condon, University of New Hampshire; Catherine DeRose, Yale University. 

Registered: 264. Attended: 128. 

Recording URL:  Slides. Available here


Learning Together: Case Studies in Implementing faculty learning communities around information literacy  | July 21st, 2020 1pm CST  

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. 

Recording URL:  Slides:



Deficit or Equity: Decoding Implicit Thinking and Practice in Information Literacy Teaching and Learning  | June 18th, 2020 1pm CST

Presented by Amanda L. Folk, The Ohio State University and Sara D. Miller, Michigan State University

Registered - 999 - FULL. Attended - 370. 

URL: ttps://, Slides:; Additional Materials:


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