- Promotes the interests of academic libraries
- Promotes the interests and professional development of academic librarians
- Represents Kansas as ALA Association of College and Research Libraries Chapter
CULS sponsors a Two-day fall conference each year and one or more program meetings at the KLA Conference each spring.
CULS was organized at the 1942 Annual Conference and affiliated with KLA in 1948. First called Round Table, it became College and Reference Section, College and Research Section, and beginning in 1968, College and University Libraries Section.