Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library, archives, and museum professions? Are you doing groundbreaking research on the topic of diversity and inclusion and want to share it with your colleagues on a national platform?
Mark your calendar for the next National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), to be held August 10–13, 2016, on the UCLA campus. The theme of this year’s conference, co-sponsored by ARL and the UCLA Library, is “Bridges to Inclusion.”
The NDLC 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 library, archives, and museum sectors. NDLC ’16 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 NDLC ’16, attendees will be able to:
- Articulate the value of diversity and inclusion in libraries, archives, and museums
- Develop a robust strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion that aligns with organizational or community mission
- Explore strategies for creating a globally inclusive and culturally competent profession
- See inclusion as a gateway to organizational excellence, social responsibility, and community engagement
- Contribute to conversations about measuring the effectiveness of efforts to create diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities
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 http://www.arl.org/.