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Schedule for Fall 2021 Association Meeting

As libraries prepare for in-person or hybrid environments with the return of faculty, researchers, students, and library staff, the Fall 2021 Association Meeting will continue the examination of post-pandemic issues begun during the Spring 2021 Association Meeting. The Spring Meeting explored how research libraries and their institutions responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing many changes rapidly and by leading and planning for continuity in teaching, research, student services, and library services. This was not a time of “business as usual.” Four themes were the focal point of discussions during the Association’s Spring Meeting: the transformation of teaching; the rise of anti-intellectualism; the dissemination of misinformation/disinformation; and the social justice mission of our institutions.

In the spring, speakers challenged ARL member representatives to consider a number of questions: How are these phenomena transforming the world around us? What does a post-pandemic research institution look like? What opportunities do research libraries now have to deliver services better? What is the library’s (or the university’s) next goal or challenge? Are there new ways to build partnerships that did not exist before COVID-19?

Questions posed during the spring will serve as a springboard for the following discussions this fall: activating physical spaces of research libraries; pursuing truth, reconciliation, and transformation; and strengthening faculty and library partnerships. The ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellows will also be honored during the meeting.

All times listed are in eastern daylight time.

Unless otherwise noted, sessions are open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, invited guests, and invited members of the press.

Tuesday, September 28

Association Committees

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)


Wednesday, September 29

Association Committees

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Advocacy and Public Policy Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Research and Analytics Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Member Engagement and Outreach Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)


Thursday, September 30

Association Committees

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Program Strategy Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to members of the Program Strategy Committee)

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ARL Academy Advisory Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Scholars and Scholarship Committee Meeting

Zoom 3
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies, Association Committee members, and invited guests)


Friday, October 1

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting

Zoom 1
(open to members of the Executive Committee)


Monday, October 4

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ARL Board of Directors Meeting I

Zoom 1
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies)


Tuesday, October 5

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ARL Business Meeting

Zoom 1
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies)


Wednesday, October 6

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ARL Board of Directors Meeting II

Zoom 1
(open to ARL member representatives and specified proxies)

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m. President’s Welcome and Introductions

Zoom 3
John Culshaw, Jack B. King University Librarian, The University of Iowa

12:45 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Introduction of Program

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Program I

Zoom 3

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break

Zoom 3

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Program II

Zoom 3

3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Break

Zoom 3

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Program III

Zoom 3

4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wrap-up/President’s Transition

Zoom 3
John Culshaw, Jack B. King University Librarian, The University of Iowa

5:00 p.m. Adjourn 


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