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Association Meeting, Fall 2022 (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Last Updated on January 5, 2023, 2:27 pm ET

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The 181st Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Meeting will be held on Tuesday–Wednesday, October 18–19, 2022, at The Dupont Circle Hotel, located at 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. The meeting will focus on research libraries and archives as active participants in shaping the local and global research and learning community. 

Over two days, ARL member representatives and invited guests will engage with leaders, scholars, and library and archive innovators to learn about and discuss national and broader societal transformations and related opportunities and challenges for their institutions and their collective work as an Association. 

Keynote Speakers

Marcia McNutt, President of the US National Academy of Sciences

Marcia McNutt, president of the US National Academies of Sciences, will kick off the meeting as the opening keynote speaker. McNutt will speak about the greatest challenges we face, and what academic institutions can do, should do, and perhaps are already doing to help meet those challenges by shaping policy, informing the public, and advancing the pursuit of cross-disciplinary knowledge.

Crosby Kemper, Director of the US Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Peter Baldwin, Co-founder of the Arcadia Fund and Professor, New York University (NYU) and UCLA

Peter Baldwin, co-founder of Arcadia and professor of history, and Crosby Kemper, director of IMLS, will close the meeting by sharing and engaging with attendees on a funder’s view of the leadership role research libraries and archives are, and are not, taking in advancing societal changes their organizations have prioritized—particularly regarding open access and the IMLS 2022–2026 strategic plan.

Meeting Details

ARL Fall Forum—Thursday, October 20, 2022

We encourage you and members of your senior staff to attend the ARL Fall Forum on Thursday, October 20, offered in both in-person and virtual formats at The Dupont Circle Hotel, located at 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. The Fall Forum will take place 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT for in-person attendees and noon–6:00 p.m. for virtual attendees. The morning includes a workshop focused on mindfulness. Registration for the Fall Forum will be available in mid-August. See the ARL Fall Forum 2022 webpage for more information.

Association Meeting Program Planning Task Force

  • Rick Anderson, Chair (Brigham Young)
  • Clem Guthro (Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
  • Erik Mitchell (California, San Diego)
  • Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL staff lead)

Consultative Group to Association Meeting Program Planning Task Force

  • Rhea Ballard-Thrower (Illinois Chicago)
  • Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser)
  • Irene Herold (Virginia Commonwealth)
  • Joe Salem (Duke)
  • Leslie Sharp (Georgia Tech)

On Social Media

Hashtag: #ARLMeeting


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022


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Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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