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Fall 2022 Association Meeting Schedule

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Each day includes a mix of formal programming and networking events, with time scattered throughout for breaks, meals, and opportunities to catch up.

All events are in-person and all times are listed in eastern daylight time (EDT).

Monday, October 17

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Lunch

 

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

 

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Dinner


Tuesday, October 18

7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

 

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Member Engagement and Outreach Committee New Member Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Business Meeting

 

10:00 a.m.–10:10 a.m.

BREAK

 

10:10 a.m.–Noon

Member Representative Session

ARL member engagement on ARL Values

 

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

 

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Committees Open House

 

1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

President’s Welcome & Introductions

 

1:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Planning Committee Chair’s Welcome

 

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Keynote—Perspective from Science on the Future of Universities: “If you aren’t evolving, you are dying.”

Marcia McNutt will share her views on society’s greatest scientific challenges, and what academic institutions can do to help meet these challenges through shaping policy, informing the public, and advancing the pursuit of cross-disciplinary knowledge.

Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

Marcia McNutt (BA in phyphoto of Marcia McNutt sics, Colorado College; PhD in Earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the US Geological Survey (USGS) from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For her work to help contain that spill, McNutt was awarded the US Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal. She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Association of Geodesy. McNutt is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (UK), the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1998, McNutt was awarded the AGU’s Macelwane Medal for research accomplishments by a young scientist, and she received the Maurice Ewing Medal in 2007 for her contributions to deep-sea exploration.  

 

3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

BREAK

 

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

STEM, Growth, and Institutional Priorities

Higher education leaders prioritize growth strategies, particularly as they relate to STEM. This session highlights specific trends in STEM education and research in Canada and the United States and discusses opportunities for research libraries to engage with, support, and contribute to institutional priorities around STEM.

Speakers:

Kelly Mack, Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, American Association of Colleges and Universities

photo of Kelly MackKelly Mack is the vice president for Undergraduate STEM Education and executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  In this capacity, Mack provides leadership for the organization’s mission-level commitments to equity and quality through the delivery of world class STEM faculty professional development. Prior to joining AAC&U, Mack was the senior program director for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program while on loan from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where, as a professor of biology, she taught courses in physiology and endocrinology for 17 years.

Recognized as a national thought leader in higher education, Mack’s work has been highlighted in Diverse magazine and US News and World Report. Mack’s holistic approach to STEM reform is grounded in a strategic vision that foregrounds inclusion as an immutable factor for achieving excellence in undergraduate STEM education. Her leadership in STEM reform has led to significant increases in the capacity of STEM faculty to implement culturally responsive pedagogies, major shifts in the ways in which leadership development for STEM faculty is delivered, and the expansion of both physical and virtual convening platforms for knowledge generation, exchange, and dissemination. 

Kacy Redd, Associate Vice President of Research & STEM Education, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

photo of Kacy ReddKacy Redd is the associate vice president of Research & STEM Education at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). As part of her STEM education portfolio, she co-directs the Network of STEM Education Centers (PI, NSF #1524832), which serves more than 200 STEM education centers/institutes/programs at 160+ institutions. These centers serve as the hub for improving STEM education on their campuses. She is also the co-PI and co-lead of the Backbone for the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance (#1834518) aimed at diversifying the STEM professoriate.  Working with the Association of American Universities (AAU), she is co-PI on the Accelerating Public Access to Research Data (APARD) effort that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF #1837847, #1939279) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) and seeks to help universities make available the data from federally funded research. Before joining APLU, she served as a science and technology policy fellow at the National Academy of Sciences on the Board of Higher Education and Workforce. Redd received her PhD in neuroscience from Columbia University, where she was funded by a HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship, and her BS from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Break

 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Recruiting and Retaining People with Technical/Digital Skills

Many—if not all—of us are currently struggling both to recruit and to retain library employees in positions focused on digital initiatives and technology. In this session, panelists from three ARL member institutions and the National Agriculture Library will share insights and strategies for doing so. The discussion will be moderated by Elaine Westbrooks, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University.

Moderator:

Elaine Westbrooks, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University

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Since July 2022, Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University.  She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Library, which includes over 15 libraries and 350 librarians, archivists, and staff. 

Westbrooks is a member of the ARL Scholars and Scholarship Committee, the Executive Committee of Triangle Research Libraries Network, the Digital Public Library of America Board of Directors, and the HathiTrust Board of Governors. Because of Westbrooks’s expertise and leadership in scholarly communications and the crisis of academic publishing, she has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Vox, Inside Higher Education, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Westbrooks has also emerged as a leading thinker on issues related to equity, inclusion, and social justice in academic libraries. She has a BA in linguistics and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Cowell, Richard L. Press University Librarian, UC Santa Cruz

photo of Elizabeth Cowell,Elizabeth Cowell is the Richard L. Press University Librarian, Presidential Chair, and has been in this position since July 2014. Cowell has 28 years of management experience in academic and research libraries with a strong record of accomplishment and strategic leadership in operations, fundraising, and innovation. 

Cowell first came to the UCSC campus in 2008 as the associate university librarian for Public Services. She led staff through an analysis of all public services, implementing strategic changes that have resulted in a dramatic increase in library attendance. She played an integral role in the expansion and renovation of McHenry Library as well as strategic renovations of the Science & Engineering Library. 

Cowell holds a master of science degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her professional experience includes work at Stanford University; the University of California, San Diego; the Wisconsin Historical Society; Eastern New Mexico University; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Leslie Sharp, Dean of Libraries, Georgia Tech

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Leslie N. Sharp is dean of Libraries at Georgia Tech. Previously, she served in dual roles as interim CEO for the Libraries and associate vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. 

As associate vice provost, Sharp managed operations, including communications, human resources, finance, and general administration. She also oversaw an expanding organizational mission and operations, including growing personnel and services that offered enhanced graduate student support, professional development for graduate students and postdocs, postdoctoral services, and more intentional faculty development. Sharp worked to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff through systemic changes based on equitable practices and building a positive culture in all of her roles. 

Sharp teaches historic preservation in the College of Design, where she formerly served as the assistant dean. Sharp holds a PhD and a master’s in history of technology from Georgia Tech. Her research explores the impact of technology on people and places within the framework of historic preservation, gender, and race.

Paul Wester, Director, National Agricultural Library

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Paul Wester is the director of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Library. He was appointed to this position in October 2015.

Wester leads the National Agricultural Library and serves on the senior leadership teams of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). In these roles Wester helps improve the management of USDA-funded scientific-research literature and data across ARS and USDA, and well as in the land-grant university community.

Wester holds an undergraduate degree in history and master of arts and master of library science degrees from the University of Maryland.

Jamie Wittenberg, Assistant Dean for Research & Innovation Strategies, University of Colorado Boulder

photo of Jamie Wittenberg Jamie Wittenberg is the assistant dean for Research and Innovation Strategies at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. Her portfolio includes acquisitions, digital asset management, discovery, cataloging, collection management, interlibrary loan, metadata, preservation, and IT. Wittenberg’s professional interests include community-developed open-source software, research-information management, digital preservation, and data curation. Her research includes work on automating open-access policy implementation, publishing digital 3D objects, and building infrastructure to support sharing and preservation research data.

 

5:30–5:35 p.m.

Day One Wrap-Up

 

6:30–8:30 pm.

Welcome Reception

Please join us for a reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and connect with colleagues while immersing yourself in an unparalleled collection of 12,000 works of art. Thank you to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and member representative Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, director, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, for graciously hosting this event. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.


Wednesday, October 19

7:30–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

 

9:00–9:10 a.m.

Welcome

 

9:10–10:10 a.m.

Trends and the Future of the Workplace

Pandemic shutdowns, remote work, “great resignations,” and staffing shortages have coalesced into employee demands for workplace flexibility. Organizations across the globe have acknowledged that some jobs do not require five-day in-person workweeks and have responded by developing various hybrid working models. Higher education is slowly but surely moving towards adapting flexible work options that will continue to support a robust in-person collegiate experience, ensure academic excellence, and promote workforce retention and recruitment. This program focuses on how higher education institutions and their libraries have responded to this evolution in the workplace. Academic leaders will discuss what actions their organizations have taken to determine the best paths forward to support the evolving needs of their employees and the communities they serve.

Speakers:

Consuella Askew, Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian, Rutgers University

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Consuella Askew is the vice president for University Libraries and university librarian at Rutgers University. She was previously the associate university librarian/director of John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Prior to Rutgers University, she was the associate dean of Public Services at Florida International University Libraries (Miami) and the inaugural chief librarian for the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Askew has worked for and with library organizations, such as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance. She has presented on topics in academic librarianship ranging from assessment to succession planning. She has an active record of scholarship in the areas of change management, public services, and assessment. She received her BA from Spelman College, her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her EdD in higher education from Florida International University.

Vivian Fernández, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Rutgers University

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Vivian Fernández serves as the senior vice president for Human Resources at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In her role she is responsible for the alignment of the human resource (HR) practice with the university’s strategic imperatives, advancing a high-performing, customer-centric organization with a focus on talent management.  In this capacity, she leads an HR practice for an employee population of over 27,000 across 1,500 departments, represented by 22 labor unions.

Fernández has over 20 years of experience in the capacity of chief HR officer in higher education, having served in leadership roles at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Northern Arizona University, The College of New Jersey, and Rutgers.  She earned her BA and MBA degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has served as an adjunct instructor and presenter on leadership and HR transformation at regional and national conferences. 

Terri Winbush, Chief Human Resources Officer, UC San Diego

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Terri Winbush is the chief human resources officer at UC San Diego. Winbush joined UC San Diego Human Resources seven years ago and quickly assumed a leadership role in employee and labor relations to become senior director of HR Strategy and Policy. Prior to UC San Diego, she was a prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Winbush has a BA in government/sociology from The University of Texas and a JD from University of San Diego Law School. She is a very strong advocate for employees as people and for creating policies and support structures to demonstrate grace and enable people to bring their whole selves to work. She co-led UC San Diego’s Return to Campus Task Force to reimagine the workplace by developing a framework for flexible work arrangements grounded in equity, safety, and innovation. She enabled campus-wide conversations to fight racism and develop a more inclusive environment. 

 

10:10–11:10 a.m.

2022 OSTP Policy Guidance on Public Access: Bridging Policy and Practice

In August 2022, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated its US public-access guidance with significant changes, including removal of any post-publication embargo period and simultaneous sharing of underlying research data. This session will highlight the changes in the 2022 guidance and OSTP’s economic impact and analysis of public-access policies over the past 10 years. The session will provide an opportunity for discussion with OSTP staff to surface topics that are “top of mind” for the research library community. Session participants will also discuss plans to work with higher education partners to dialogue with federal agencies as they issue public-comment periods and/or prepare and update their plans.

Speakers:

Christopher Steven Marcum, Assistant Director for Open Science and Data Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

photo of Christopher Steven MarcumChristopher Steven Marcum (he/him/they/them) is the assistant director for Open Science and Data Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Before joining OSTP, he served as one of three National Institutes of Health (NIH) representatives to the president’s Scientific Integrity Fast-Track Action Committee (SI-FTAC) where he co-chaired the working group on Training and Transparency. He now co-chairs SI-FTAC in his OSTP capacity. In addition to scientific integrity, his portfolio includes priorities that aim to make federal science more open, accessible, secure, and equitable for all Americans and he co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science. Marcum received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. After a post-doctoral fellowship in economics and statistics at the RAND Corporation, he joined the intramural research faculty of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as a staff scientist where his research focused on social networks and health. Prior to joining OSTP, he was the Genomic Program administrator and chair of the Data Access Committee at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). His professional accolades include over 50 scientific publications, a commendation of exceptional service from OSTP, a Special Act or Service Award from NIAID, a Matilda White Riley Early-Stage Investigator Honor from the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research at the NIH, two GREAT Awards from the NHGRI, and an Order of Merit Award from the University of California, Irvine. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, nominated by his peers for his research, training, and advocacy on issues related to aging and the life course.

Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, Policy and External Affairs, US National Library of Medicine

photo of Jerry SheehanJerry Sheehan is deputy director for Policy and External Affairs at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  He provides executive guidance and counsel to the NLM director on all matters, with particular attention to NLM’s many policy and external engagements. He leads efforts across NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the federal government to advance open science and enhance public access to the results of NIH-funded research, including scholarly publications, preprints, and data. Sheehan has twice served on detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, leading administration efforts related to open science, scientific integrity, scientific collections, and medical imaging. Before joining NLM, Sheehan directed work on international science and innovation policy at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and on computing research and on internet policy at the National Academy of Sciences. Sheehan serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science, vice-chair of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy, and US delegate to the G7 Open Science Working Group.  He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and in technology & policy, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

11:10–11:30 a.m.

BREAK

 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Panel—Why or Why Not Open Data in the Context of the Research Landscape?

This session will explore open data in the context of current research issues, such as data privacy, secure research environments, and funding mandates. A panel of experts—including perspectives from the library, university research security, and national policy—will explore how these issues intersect with open-data goals and the implications for researchers, libraries, and higher education institutions.

Panelists:

Nina Exner, Research Data Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

photo of Nina Exner

Nina Exner is the research data librarian for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) at the VCU Libraries. She earned her MLS from North Carolina Central University and her PhD from University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Information and Library Science. Her personal research is about research-skills development and scholarship by librarians. On the other hand, her advocacy is promoting data and scholarly communications at the intersection of libraries and the research enterprise. 

At the moment, Exner is serving as a DMPTool Editorial Board member and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Center for Data Services ambassador to work with National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy task forces in organizations such as the RDAP/MLA joint project on support for the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), and FASEB DataWorks. In data sharing, she recommends a philosophy of, “as open as it can be, as closed as it needs to be.”

Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, Policy and External Affairs, US National Library of Medicine

photo of Jerry Sheehan

Jerry Sheehan is deputy director for Policy and External Affairs at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  He provides executive guidance and counsel to the NLM director on all matters, with particular attention to NLM’s many policy and external engagements. He leads efforts across NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the federal government to advance open science and enhance public access to the results of NIH-funded research, including scholarly publications, preprints, and data. Sheehan has twice served on detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, leading administration efforts related to open science, scientific integrity, scientific collections, and medical imaging. Before joining NLM, Sheehan directed work on international science and innovation policy at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and on computing research and on internet policy at the National Academy of Sciences. Sheehan serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science, vice-chair of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy, and US delegate to the G7 Open Science Working Group.  He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and in technology & policy, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Toby Smith, Senior Vice President for Science Policy and Global Affairs, Association of American Universities

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Tobin (Toby) Smith is senior vice president for Science Policy and Global Affairs at the Association of American Universities (AAU), where he oversees matters related to science and innovation policy, broader impacts of science, and AAU’s international activities. Smith previously worked as a federal relations representative for the University of Michigan and for MIT. He began his career on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to Congressman Bob Traxler (D-MI). 

Smith writes and speaks widely on issues of science policy. He is the co-author of a 2008 book on national science policy, Beyond Sputnik—US Science Policy in the 21st Century. Smith serves on the Advisory Board for AESIS and is a member of the Council of Experts for the NSF-sponsored Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). He is active in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he is honorific fellow and officer of the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering section (Section X). He also serves as a member of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPP). 

Smith holds a master’s degree in legislative affairs from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in general studies (BGS) from the University of Michigan.

 

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

 

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Navigating the Law and Politics of the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom

As debates about free speech, academic freedom, and intellectual freedom intensify and incidents of attempted censorship increase, we are challenged both to understand the legal frameworks at play and to identify productive avenues for action. Three experts in constitutional law will provide grounding in first amendment law and related legal structures, and speak to their interpretations in some evolving contexts, including: proliferation of book bans and so-called educational gag orders prohibiting certain topics or concepts; pervasive misinformation and gaps between academic inquiry and public knowledge; attempts to regulate social media and other technology companies; and privacy in an era of ubiquitous technology and widespread surveillance.

Speakers:

Alex Abdo, Litigation Director, Knight First Amendment Institute

photo of Alex AbdoAlex Abdo is the inaugural litigation director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He has been involved in the conception and litigation of nearly all of the institute’s matters, including the institute’s challenge to the constitutionality of President Trump’s blocking of critics from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, its challenge to the pervasive secrecy of the Office of Legal Counsel’s formal written opinions, and its representation of NYU researchers who received a cease-and-desist letter from Facebook claiming that their research into disinformation on the platform violated the company’s terms of service.

Prior to joining the Knight First Amendment Institute, Abdo worked for eight years at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he litigated cases relating to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, encryption, anonymous speech online, government transparency, and the post–9/11 abuse of detainees in US custody. In 2015, he argued the closely watched appeal that resulted in the Second Circuit invalidating the NSA’s call-records program.

Abdo graduated from Yale College and Harvard Law School. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn, US District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, and for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett, US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

photo of Erwin ChemerinskyErwin Chemerinsky became the 13th dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

Prior to assuming this position, from 2008 to 2017, Chemerinsky was the founding dean and distinguished professor of law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.  Before that he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004 to 2008, and from 1983 to 2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. From 1980 to 1983, he was an assistant professor at DePaul College of Law.

Chemerinsky is the author of 16 books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction.  His most recent books are Worse than Nothing:  The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism (to be published in September 2022) and Presumed Guilty:  How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights (2021).

Chemerinsky also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, and writes regular columns for the Sacramento Bee, the ABA Journal, and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.  

In 2016, Chemerinsky was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.  In 2022, he is the president of the Association of American Law Schools.  He received his BS at Northwestern University and his JD at Harvard Law School.

Terri Taylor, Strategy Director for Innovation and Discovery, Lumina Foundation

photo of Terri TaylorTerri Taylor serves as the strategy director for innovation and discovery at Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Working from Lumina’s office in Washington, DC, Taylor leads the foundation’s efforts to develop new strategies for higher education to contribute to solving our most intractable societal problems, including how to rebuild democracy and respond to climate change with equity at the center. In her time at Lumina, Taylor has overseen the foundation’s work to increase participation in bachelor’s programs, led the postsecondary finance portfolio, and built out new strategies to bring student voice to federal policy.

Before coming to Lumina, Taylor worked for several years at EducationCounsel, where she advised organizations, institutions, and foundations on legal and policy strategies to promote equity, quality, and attainment in higher education and K–12. She worked with several colleges and organizations on race-conscious practices, including deep involvement in US Supreme Court advocacy related to Fisher and other admissions cases. 

Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in American studies and religious studies from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She started her career in education as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English as a second language in Kyrgyzstan.

 

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Working with the Community: Specifically Local/Regional, Marginalized, Indigenous Communities

ARL libraries are focusing on working with marginalized and Indigenous communities on and off campus. This session brings together three perspectives on that work, one from an ARL member representative with very broad community responsibilities, one from a librarian working with the history of a historically marginalized community, and one from a Native Hawaiian campus community member regarding their work on campus and with the external community.

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

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Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty was appointed director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, effective November 2021. An expert in the stewardship, interpretation, and acquisition of collections, Evangelestia-Dougherty brings a rich background driving public outreach and cultivating robust print and digital collections across diverse subject matters.

Evangelestia-Dougherty has a proven track record strengthening collections and digital initiatives. She was formerly an associate university librarian at Cornell University where she initiated Cornell RAD, a new research hub for rare and distinctive collections. She is also a faculty member of the UCLA California Rare Book School. As director of collections and services at New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from 2013 to 2014, Evangelestia-Dougherty led collection and programmatic development of five curatorial divisions. At the University of Chicago’s Black Metropolis Research Consortium, she served as executive director from 2011 to 2013 and as consulting archivist from 2007 to 2011. There, she successfully led initiatives to discover and make accessible archives related to the African American diaspora. In addition to her extensive work with rare and distinctive collections, Evangelestia-Dougherty is a published author and public speaker who has presented nationally on topics of inclusivity and equity in bibliography, administration, and primary-source literacy. She currently serves on the boards of Digital Scriptorium and the American Printing History Association.

Evangelestia-Dougherty holds a master of science in information science from Simmons University’s School of Library and Information Science in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Houston.

Willy Kauai, Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services, Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Willy Daniel Kaipo Kauai holds a PhD in political science from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He was born on the island of Maui in the rural town of Kula. Currently, he serves as the director of Native Hawaiian Student Services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a former instructor of ethnic studies, Hawaiian studies, and political science. His teaching and research interests focus on the politics of race in Hawaiʻi and its historical and contemporary intersections with law.      

 

 

 

 

Jodi Koste, University Archivist, Virginia Commonwealth University

photo of Jodi KosteJodi Koste is an associate professor in the VCU Libraries and university archivist for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is also currently serving as interim head of the Special Collections and Archives Department at the VCU Libraries. She holds BA and MA degrees in history from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. An active member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS), she is currently serving as executive secretary for the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM). Her research interests include institutional history, history of nursing, and archival education. 

 

4:00–4:05 p.m.

STRETCH BREAK

 

4:05–5:15 p.m.

Research Libraries and Archives as Change Agents: The Funder’s View

Peter Baldwin, co-founder of Arcadia and professor of history, and Crosby Kemper, director of the US Institute of Museum and Library Services (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.

Peter Baldwin, Co-Founder, Arcadia Fund, and Professor, New York University and UCLA

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Peter Baldwin is professor of history at UCLA and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University (NYU). His scholarly work deals with the development of the modern state in Europe and the US over the past two centuries. He has written books on the welfare state, on public health and contagious disease, and on copyright. His latest books are on the covid pandemic (Fighting the First Wave: Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently across the Globe) and on the deep history of crime and its prevention (Command and Persuade: Crime, Law, and the State across History). His book on open access (Athena Unbound: Why and How Scholarly Knowledge Should Be Free for All) is forthcoming from MIT Press in March 2023.

He also serves on the boards of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Wikimedia Endowment, the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, the Central European University, and is chair of the Board of the Center for Jewish History.

Crosby Kemper, Director, US Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Crosby Kemper is the sixth director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). He was commissioned by the White House on January 24, 2020, following his confirmation by the United States Senate. IMLS, an independent government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries.

Kemper is a dedicated advocate for education and learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. He comes to IMLS from the Kansas City Public Library, where as director, he established the library as one of the city’s leading cultural destinations and a hub of community engagement. Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations. His full biography is available on the IMLS website.

 

5:15–5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fall Forum Welcome Reception

Our partners at EBSCO Information Services will host a Fall Forum Reception. All registered in-person attendees of the Fall Forum and all ARL member representatives are cordially invited to attend.

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