Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions?
Are you doing groundbreaking research on diversity- and inclusion-related topics and want to share it with your colleagues on an international platform?
Mark your calendar for IDEAL ’19 to be held Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019, on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. A call for presentations, posters, and scholarships will follow in February 2019.
IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.
IDEAL ’19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.
As a result of participating in IDEAL ’19, attendees will be able to:
- Articulate the value of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in academic and public libraries and archives
- Develop a robust strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion that aligns with organizational or community missions
- Explore strategies for creating globally inclusive and culturally competent professions
- See inclusion as a gateway to organizational excellence, social responsibility, and community engagement
- Contribute to conversations about measuring the effectiveness of efforts to create inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces and communities
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About The Ohio State University Libraries
The Ohio State University Libraries aspires to be the leading research library advancing the educational, research, and engagement missions of a public, land grant institution. University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. The Ohio State University Libraries is on the web at library.osu.edu.
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.
About the Association of College & Research Libraries
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 10,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl, and Twitter at @ala_acrl.