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ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2018 Meeting—Summary, Slides, Notes Online

Chris Bourg (left) and
Joi Ito (right), photo
by Robert H. McDonald

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL Leadership Fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Washington, DC, on September 25–26, 2018, for the 173rd Association Meeting. The meeting was convened by then ARL president Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the University of Rochester Libraries.

Sessions included a panel on open scholarship featuring Alexa McCray (Harvard Medical School) and Kacy Redd (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), an inspiring speech about the inclusion imperative by Johnnetta Cole (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), and an informal discussion of leading organizations through constant change with Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) and Chris Bourg (MIT Libraries).

All available presentation slides as well as notes taken by ARL staff and by Unconference session participants are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the summary of the meeting.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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