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Schedule for Spring 2020 Association Meeting

Note: All times listed are in eastern daylight time.

Monday, May 11, 2020

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ARL Board of Directors Meeting


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Note: Unless otherwise noted, sessions on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13 are open to ARL member representatives and invited guests.

10:30–11:30 a.m. Peer-to-Peer Conversation: Challenges and Opportunities for University Presses

(Note: Peer-to-Peer sessions are only open to member representatives.)

Facilitated by Joe Lucia (Temple) and Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern)

What is the future of small academic presses in the current scholarly communication ecosystem? Some of us oversee presses, and even more of us have cut back sharply on acquisitions. In the scholarly communication life cycle, many presses depend heavily on sales to libraries. What might happen to small scholarly publishers if library budgets can no longer support purchases from them? Are the challenges different for open access publishers than for revenue-based presses? For library directors who also oversee presses, how do we frame the value proposition of a press to the university, and what indicators do we use?

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Program Strategy Committee

(Note: Open only to Program Strategy Committee members.)

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Association Committees

(Note: Committee meetings are working meetings.)

  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • ARL Academy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Peer-to-Peer Conversation: Big Deal Cancellations in Context

(Note: Peer-to-Peer sessions are only open to member representatives.)

Facilitated by Evviva Weinraub (Buffalo) and Elaine Westbrooks (North Carolina)

Beginning long before COVID-19, many libraries, in partnership with their campus communities, have been evaluating the value of the “big deal.” Join a discussion on the opportunities for campus engagement that questioning these deals affords, as well as the now-urgent need to advance a wider case for open science.

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Association Committees

(Note: Committee meetings are working meetings.)

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Research and Analytics

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Association Committees

(Note: Committee meetings are working meetings.)

  • Member Engagement and Outreach
  • Scholars and Scholarship

Thursday, May 14, 2020

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Strategic Priorities Workshop: Leading Out of the Crisis toward a New State of Research Libraries and Archives

(Note: Open only to ARL member representatives.)

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