Registration is open through April 20, 2018, for the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cosponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The symposium will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.
The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. This event will provide actionable information and tools for library and archive leaders to take back to their organizations and help develop authentically inclusive environments, where people from underrepresented and marginalized groups can thrive and succeed. Additionally, the symposium will strengthen the community of practice around diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and research libraries and archives.
Symposium speakers will include:
- DeRay Mckesson, Host of Pod Save the People, organizer and civil rights activist
- Rusty Barcelo, Visiting Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Who Should Attend?
The primary audience for this event is human resources, organizational development, and other professionals in academic and research libraries and archives who have leadership responsibilities for institutional or campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. ARL member library directors and assistant/associate directors will also find value in the symposium.
The preconference, to be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, will be facilitated by Fred Miller and Judith Katz from the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. This full-day workshop will begin with building a community among preconference attendees. Participants will then discuss the path to an inclusive organization through exploring the mind-sets of judging versus joining, defining “inclusion,” and determining conscious actions for inclusion. The day will end with a session on planning one’s vision and actions in an effort to apply inclusive frameworks and behaviors.
The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion registration fee is $250. This fee includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11, as well as the reception on Thursday night. Register online by April 20, 2018.
The preconference registration fee is $125. This fee includes breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, May 9. Register online by April 20, 2018.
To learn more about the preconference and symposium, including hotel information, visit the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage. The deadline for making a hotel reservation at the conference rate is April 17, 2018. Attendees are encouraged to reserve a room as soon as possible, because the room block may fill up before this deadline.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. 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 librarians. Representing nearly 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help academic and research librarians 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.