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Register Soon—ARL Fall Forum 2022: Supporting Mental and Emotional Health for Ourselves and Others

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Register by Friday, September 23, for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2022 Fall Forum, to be held on Thursday, October 20, in Washington, DC, and online.

The 2022 Fall Forum will provide an opportunity for a strategic discussion on mental health in a pandemic-informed environment. At this public, hybrid event, you will hear from experts, scholars, and leading innovators about mental health with a focus on the workplace, the community, students, and equity-deserving groups.

Registration Deadline

Friday, September 23, 2022


The Fall Forum will take place 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT for in-person attendees and noon–6:00 p.m. for virtual attendees. The morning includes a workshop focused on mindfulness.

Our partners at EBSCO Information Services will host a Fall Forum Reception for in-person attendees on the evening of Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. All registered in-person attendees are cordially invited to attend.

EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of research databases, e-journal and e-package subscription management, book collection development and acquisition management, and a major provider of library technology, e-books and clinical decision solutions for universities, colleges, hospitals, corporations, government, K12 schools and public libraries worldwide.


Blixrud Memorial Keynote Lecture
Mental Health in Higher Education: From Stigma to Solutions

Santa Ono
photo of Santa OnoPresident and Vice-Chancellor, The University of British Columbia

Santa Ono is the 15th president & vice-chancellor of The University of British Columbia. He also serves as leader of the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) and as chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.  A molecular immunologist, Ono has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and University College London. He holds honorary doctorates from Chiba University and the Vancouver School of Theology and is a recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Morning Mindfulness Session

Attendees will learn from a founding member about the inspiration for and development of the Mindfulness Program and practice collective at the University of Miami Libraries. This will be followed by brief instruction and practice of several mindfulness exercises. Learn more…

Mental Health and the Community

Engage on the “why,” “what,” and lessons learned from the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) initiatives in the societal context of mental health crises. Learn more…

Mental Health and Students

Students’ mental health support and resource needs have emerged as a significant issue in recent years, and this has only grown more acute with the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more…

Mental Health and Equity-Deserving Groups

This session will cover how our disrupted environment—which includes the effects of the pandemic, the need to address and advance social justice, as well as the broader impact of public perception of higher education—has negatively impacted senior higher education leaders. Learn more…

Mental Health and the Workplace

Academic and research libraries are subject to the strains, difficult interactions, and challenges to mental health that impact organizations across many fields, but also present some unique issues. Learn more…

See the Fall Forum webpage to learn more about our speakers.

Hotel Accomodations

Reserve your room now!

A limited guest room block has been reserved at The Dupont Circle Hotel, for attendees of the 2022 Fall Forum at a special rate of US $309 + taxes (single or double occupancy).

We strongly encourage all attendees to stay at the meeting hotel to support ARL in fulfilling our contract commitments.

Registration Fees

  • In-Person Experience (includes breakfast, morning workshop, lunch, and afternoon energizer)
    • Affiliated with an ARL or CNI Member Institution: $325
    • Standard Rate: $375
  • Virtual Experience
    • Affiliated with an ARL or CNI Member Institution: $125
    • Standard Rate: $175
  • Virtual Group Discount Experience
    A $25 per person discount is available for ARL member institutions who purchase 10 or more virtual seats to the Fall Forum.
    • Affiliated with an ARL Member Institution only: $100

Submission of the 10+ attendee names and emails is required to complete the registration process. An invoice will be provided to the institution after completed registration is submitted. Payment is required in advance.


More Information

The Fall Forum website is updated regularly as details are confirmed.  Questions can be directed to events@arl.org.

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