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ARL and CNI Fall Forum 2017: Libraries and the Research Enterprise

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

R-chie double structure arc diagram, image CC-BY by Duncan Hull

The theme of the 2017 Fall Forum, co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), featured the library as an essential strategic asset in the university research enterprise. The forum focused on how research libraries’ staffing, resource allocation, and organization are (or are not) reflective of current institutional research agendas. What kind of transformational change is needed to close the gaps, and how soon can we get there?

The forum included programming on motivation and self-determination theory to underscore the vital role of staff agency in these transformations. Empowering librarians, archivists, and other professionals in the research library workforce; investing in their learning; and facilitating robust communities of practice are essential organizational strategies for libraries that aspire to assume a central role in university research advancement. See the program schedule for more details. 

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Meeting Details


Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
202 872 1500