I am excited to share planning updates for our 2019 Annual Conference,
Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate. The conference will take place on October 18, 2019 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio with a pre-conference at the same location on October 17, 2019.
The 2019 Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce speakers for our pre-conference workshop and conference keynote address! Our pre-conference workshop will be held Thursday, October 17 from noon – 5 pm. Ione Damasco, Mérida Allen, and Chanel P. Wright, all of the University of Dayton, will present Integrating Intergroup Dialogue Principles & Skills into Academic Libraries. The workshop will help participants better understand their own social identities and the complex and varied identities of the patrons we serve. This understanding will inform intergroup dialogue skills to enable us to engage in meaningful dialogue across difference, which can lead to positive social change. Our conference will then kick off with a keynote presentation from Char Booth, Associate Dean of the Library at CSU San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute faculty member. Char will be speaking on advocacy in academic libraries. Both presentations promise to be important conversations to further equity, justice, and inclusion in academic libraries.
Call for Proposals
The 2019 call for proposals is now live. All members of the library community are invited to submit a presentation- from public and technical services to librarians, staff, and students!
More information and a proposal submission form can be found here.
–Katy Mathuews, Vice President/President Elect, Ohio University