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ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2019 Meeting—Summary Online

group photo of 2018–2019 ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellows at the Fall 2019 Association Meeting
ARL LCDP Fellows 2018–2019

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Washington, DC, on September 24–25, 2019, for the 175th Association Meeting. The meeting was convened by then ARL president Susan Gibbons, vice provost for collections and scholarly communication and the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University.

The meeting’s program sessions included a celebration of the 2018–2019 cohort of the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP), a discussion of the ethics of information technologies, a panel on decolonizing collections, a panel on “critical librarianship” and ethics and professionalism in library work, and a discussion of politics and values in library assessment. For more details, see the summary of the meeting.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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.