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Association Meeting, Fall 2022 (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, October 18Wednesday, October 19

Plan to Attend the ARL Fall Meeting in DC, October 18–19

Last Updated on August 3, 2022, 11:03 am ET

aerial photo of US Capitol in autumn
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Save the dates and plan to join us for the 181st Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Meeting 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. 

The Fall Program Planning Task Force is hard at work developing a fantastic program for our membership. Over two days, participants 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

The closing keynote session will include presentations by Crosby Kemper, director of IMLS, and Peter Baldwin, co-founder of the Arcadia Fund and a professor of the historical development of the modern state. This session will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from leaders discussing the advancements they are focused on making as they relate to societal needs at this pivotal point, the critical opportunities/changes to dig into now, and the potential barriers. 


Registration will be available in mid-August.

Hotel Accommodations

Reserve Your Room Now!

A limited guest room block has been reserved at The Dupont Circle Hotel, for attendees of the 2022 Fall Association Meeting at a special rate of US $309 + taxes (single or double occupancy). To select your room, click the See All Rates button for your preferred room type.

We encourage all attendees to stay at the meeting hotel to support ARL in fulfilling our contract commitments.

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 (Michigan State)
  • Leslie Sharp (Georgia Tech)

On Social Media

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Tuesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 19


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1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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