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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 Co-Chairs, and ideally each chair comes on during a different year so that there is always continuity with the previous year.

Committee Documentation

The committee will use the ALA Connect space Technology in University Libraries Committee on ALA Connect to post/share agendas, minutes, and yearly reports.

Please note, only committee members have access to the documentation, and will need to sign in with their regular ALA web site username and password to access committee content.

Other Documentation

Our committee also maintains a shared Google Doc and Google Drive space. Contact the current Co-Chairs for access. See current committee roster.

Committee Meetings

The committee is required to have 2 meetings per year but typically has 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 LibLearnX), one in the new year after ALA LibLearnX, and one near the end of the academic year and before ALA Annual. 

In addition, each exiting chair should hold a virtual meeting with the continuing co-chair and the incoming co-chair at the end of his/her term to aid in transition. 

Committee Responsibilities

The committee has several functions:

  • To provide content for the TechBits sidebar that appears in each issue of C&RL News
  • To periodically host professional development webinars focused on timely technology related topics

A current list of upcoming and past programs is on the ULS website.

The committees uses this online form to submit requests for promotion of committee and discussion group activities.