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Schedule for Spring 2022 Association Meeting

For the first time in six years member representatives of the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries will meet in Canada to network and to interact on trends in the research and learning ecosystem that impact their work. This year’s program brings both associations together to engage with each other and with key stakeholders, decision-makers, and experts at a time when research libraries and archives are shaping the future. It is a time of strategic transformation.

Each day includes a mix of formal programming and networking events, with time scattered throughout for breaks, meals, and opportunities to catch up.

All events are in-person except where noted and all times are listed in eastern daylight time (EDT).

Sunday, April 24

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CARL Breakfast

Halton

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CARL Board of Directors Meeting

Halton


Monday, April 25

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CARL Registration and Breakfast

Caledon

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CARL Committee Meetings

  • CARL Capacity Committee (Humber)
  • CARL Policy Committee (Oakville)

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. CARL Committee Meetings

  • CARL Advancing Research Committee (Oakville)
  • CARL Assessment Committee (Humber)

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CARL Lunch

Caledon

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CARL Business meeting and Plenary on Strategic Plan

Ballroom

  • Break: 3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ARL Board of Directors Meeting

(ARL Board members and member representatives who have RSVPed to attend)

Haliburton

  • Lunch: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Break: 2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Break: 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. CARL President’s Dinner & Awards Ceremony

(CARL members, staff, and guests only)

Ontario


Tuesday, April 26

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Connectivity Lounge Open

Caledon

The Connectivity Lounge is a flexible space available to all attendees of the conference Tuesday–Thursday to meet up and connect with one another.

7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Attendee Check-In

Ballroom Foyer

7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast

Ontario/Niagara

8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ARL Member Meeting

(ARL Member representatives and proxies)

Ballroom

Under the leadership of ARL Vice President Susan Parker (UBC); the ARL Task Force on Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles; and ARL Executive Director Mary Lee Kennedy, a facilitator will engage ARL member representatives in reviewing and revising the Association’s vision and mission statements and strategic objectives.

  • 10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.: Break

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Lunch

Ontario/Niagara

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ARL Member Meeting, continued

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ARL Business Meeting (virtual via Zoom)

(ARL Member Representatives and Proxies)

The ARL Business Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and is open only to current member representatives and designated proxies. Member representatives will need to bring their own device to Toronto to participate in the virtual Business Meeting.

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ARL Film Festival (the “Arlies”)

(All Association Meeting attendees)

Ballroom

All Association Meeting attendees are invited to attend, at the hotel.

6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Reception at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (link opens in a new tab)

(All Association Meeting attendees)

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
120 St. George Street, 2nd Floor

All meeting attendees and their guests are invited to attend. RSVP is required through the meeting registration form. You must wear your conference name badge.

Buses will depart from the hotel’s main lobby entrance at 5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. The ride will take about 20–30 minutes in rush hour traffic.

Returning buses will depart the library at 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. and will drop passengers off at the main entrance to the hotel.


Wednesday, April 27

(All Association Meeting Attendees)

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Connectivity Lounge Open

Caledon

7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Attendee Check-In

Ballroom Foyer

7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Breakfast

Ontario/Niagara

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. ARL New Director Breakfast (Invitation Only)

Oakville

8:30 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Ballroom

Vivian Lewis, President of CARL and University Librarian, McMaster University

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

Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto (on video)

9:10 a.m.–10:10 a.m. Research and Leadership During a Time of Societal Transformations

Keynote speaker: Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI)

10:10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Case Studies and Indicators of Advancing Research and Learning: The Role of the Research Library

ARL and CARL recently commissioned a report, conducted by Ithaka S+R, on advancing research and learning and the strategic role key stakeholders ask of research libraries in Canada and the United States. This session will share case studies where strategic alignment is present and key indicators that research libraries may consider in aligning with stakeholder priorities.

Speaker: Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums; Program Director, Ithaka S+R

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

Ontario/Niagara

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ARL Board Lunch (ARL Member Representatives only)

Oakville

In addition to the networking lunch, an informal lunch with the ARL Board will be offered from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. to provide interested member representatives with an opportunity to engage with ARL’s governance.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CARL Board of Directors Lunch (CARL Board members only)

Haliburton

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. COVID-19 Testing

Humber

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. The Changing Nature of Research: The View from the Senior Research Office

Ballroom

This session will examine the changing research landscape across North America. Panelists will share their understanding of developing and future trends in research funding and priorities, including how these trends are playing out at their own institutions.

Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal of Research, Queen’s University

Toby Smith, Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities

2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. BREAK

Ballroom Foyer

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Transformations in the Scholar and Student Experience

Scholarship, teaching, and learning were changed by our experience with COVID-19. Some changes were transformative, others were not. As we emerge from the pandemic we are speculating on the technology directions that support research, information access, and learning.

Moderator:

Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, NC State University

Speakers:

Kathe Pelletier, EDUCAUSE

Phil Bourne, Founding Dean, School of Data Science, University of Virginia

Ian Milligan, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Analysis; Associate Professor of History, University of Waterloo

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. BREAK

Ballroom Foyer

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Transformations in Information Access

The evolution of scholarship, both before and during the pandemic, has changed the way we look at campus and community access to research and publishing. Our three panelists will share their experiences, and highlight how policies need to keep pace with platforms and user expectations.

Speakers:

Amy Brand, Director and Publisher, The MIT Press

Kate Davis, Interim Director, Scholars Portal

Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust

6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Reception at the CN Tower (link opens in a new tab)

CN Tower
290 Bremner Blvd

All meeting attendees and their guests are invited to attend a reception. RSVP is required through the meeting registration form. You must wear your conference name badge. It will serve as your required pass through CN Tower security as part of our reception group.


Thursday, April 28

(All Association Meeting Attendees)

7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Connectivity Lounge Open

Caledon

7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

Ontario/Niagara

7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. COVID-19 Testing

Humber

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Sessions

Ballroom

8:45–9:30 a.m. Respect as the Way Forward on the Path to Reconciliation

Ballroom

This session will provide insights about the progress to date and remaining opportunities in Canada to respectfully reflect First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in library and archival endeavors.

Speakers:

Camille Callison, Member, Tahltan Nation and University Librarian, University of the Fraser Valley, National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA)

Lisa O’Hara, Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian, University of Manitoba

Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Centering the Student Experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As demonstrated by student affairs, by centering the student voice and experience universities can move towards transformative educational experiences. Through this session, the audience will develop a more holistic understanding of how campus leaders are addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion through a student lens—including the classroom, student life, academic engagement, and other areas.

Speakers:

Sean Van Koughnett, AVP Students and Learning, Dean of Students and acting AVP Finance and Planning, McMaster University

Dr. Clare Warner, Senior Advisor, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (Student Affairs), McMaster University

Marissa Dillon, Fourth Year Political Science & Sociology Undergraduate Student, executive member of McMaster’s inaugural Black Student Athlete Council, McMaster University

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. BREAK

Ballroom Foyer

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Bringing It Home: Transformations in Research Libraries and Archives Organizations

During this session, participants will be invited to reflect in small groups on what was heard in the preceding sessions, and report out on what resonated, what is missing, and what ARL and CARL should consider to collectively focus on.

Facilitators:

Rick Anderson, University Librarian, Brigham Young University, and Joint Program Planning Committee Co-chair

Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University, and Joint Program Planning Committee Co-chair

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Wrap-up

Vivian Lewis, President of CARL and University Librarian, McMaster University

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

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Ballroom Foyer

Lunch Boxes to Go

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