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Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Preconference

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 amFriday, May 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are offering a symposium to increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.

The preconference on May 9 will cover such topics as building a learning community, developing a framework and adjusting mind-sets and behaviors for more inclusive cultures, and learning how to apply inclusive frameworks and behaviors. 

Meeting Details


The symposium and preconference will take place at the The Marquette Hotel and the attached IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

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Planning Group

Kathryn Kjaer, Co-Chair (University of California, Irvine)
Francesca Marini, Co-Chair (Texas A&M)
Jeff Banks (University of Arkansas)
Kathleen DeLong (University of Alberta)
Jolie Graybill (University of Minnesota)
Melissa Laning (University of Louisville)
Laura Lillard (University of Washington)
Bonnie Smith (University of Florida)
ARL Staff Liaison: Mark A. Puente
ACRL Staff Liaison: Margot Conahan


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Marquette Hotel
710 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, 55402 USA