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Schedule for ARL Fall Forum 2021

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All times listed are eastern daylight time (EDT).

Zoom information will be shared with registered attendees.

Thursday, October 7

12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m. ARL President’s Welcome and Introductions

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K. Matthew Dames, Edward H. Arnold University Librarian, University of Notre Dame

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture

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Moderator:
K. Matthew Dames, Edward H. Arnold University Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Aiko Bethea, Founder, RARE Coaching & Consulting

1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  Break

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1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Creating an Equitable Workplace

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Creating an equitable and just workplace takes time. For many, this is a long and tiring journey. There has been a lot of discussion, yet little sustainable and impactful action. This session invites participants to explore three questions in small groups:

  • What does this workplace look like?
  • How does it feel to the employees who work there?
  • How do we get there?

To contain the scope of the discussion, it will focus on the fall of 2021, on the assumption that many of us anticipate our campuses to reopen at that time.

Moderator:
Joe Lucia, Dean of University Libraries, Temple University

Speaker:
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Associate Director for Research and Learning, MIT Libraries

Optional Reading:

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Break

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3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. How to Hire in an Anti-racist Way

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Fair and equitable recruitment and hiring practices are a key value for libraries. Yet challenges and barriers continue to exist. This panel of human resources and diversity experts will present strategies for overcoming barriers and building an effective recruitment program.

Moderator:
Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Speakers:
Joanne Bowman, Director of Human Resources, Columbia University Libraries

Jennifer Garrett, Associate Director for Organizational Design, Equity, and Talent, NC State University Libraries

Maha Kumaran, Visiting Program Officer, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group, The Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Librarian, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan Libraries

Jackie Lorrainne, Associate University Librarian for Planning, Operations, and Administrative Services, Washington University in St. Louis Libraries

4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Break

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4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Reimagining the Organizational Culture Post-pandemic

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As libraries manage the pandemic, new workplace models bring implications for new and/or alternative organizational cultures.  We’ve utilized new workplace models just long enough that they will undoubtedly have implications on previously held organizational beliefs and cultures. This session will explore what drives behaviors and the processes by which new cultures are created, what determines which pieces are left behind and which are built upon. Leaders must ask themselves what behaviors they are willing to invite in, that will help the organization move forward.  How will this new normal challenge organizations to uncover, channel, and stimulate knowledge and skills hiding in the organization that is creating new patterns and behaviors? With leadership more frequently occurring at all levels, roles, and responsibilities during the rapid start-stop-start pandemic period, what becomes the role of mid-management when traditional models of performance management change?  What will  performance metrics look like when the ways in which we solve problems have changed focus from process to outcome? Join David Zweig to learn how organizations respond to culture change and to learn some strategies for managing some of the new behaviors that have emerged with the rise of the hybrid workplace.

Moderator:
Joanne Bowman, Director of Human Resources, Columbia University Libraries

Speaker:
David Zweig, Chair, Department of Management and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

5:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjournment

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