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IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives—Early-Bird Registration Open through April 30

ARL diversity program participants at Annual Leadership Symposium 2018
image © WD Yeager Photography

Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions? 

Register now to attend IDEAL ’19 on Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019, on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.

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 in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.


Early-bird registration for IDEAL ’19 is available now through April 30, 2019. Registration rates are as follows: 

  • Early-bird rate: $200 (February 1–April 30)
  • Regular rate: $250 (May 1–July 1)
  • Student rate: $100


A block of rooms has been secured at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel for $149 per night for IDEAL ’19 attendees. Book your room today at https://book.passkey.com/go/IDEAL19. You can also call the Hilton central reservation line at 1-855-380-9591 and reference the group code IDEAL19.

More Information

For additional information about IDEAL ’19, visit the conference website at www.go.osu.edu/IDEAL19.

Please consider submitting a presentation or poster proposal as well. The deadline to submit is March 10, 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to IDEAL ’19 on August 6!

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 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.

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.