ULS Future of University Libraries Discussion Group


The Future of University Libraries Discussion Group organizes informal discussions that explore new directions in university libraries. Discussion ideas are drawn primarily from outside the library and information science literature in order to better support emerging practices and research. The Discussion Group also supports the ULS Executive Committee by brainstorming means through which ULS might better support university librarians in the future.


Ms. Karin Heffernan (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Lorelei Rose Sterling (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Susanna M. Cowan (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org