Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and ACRL are offering a symposium to increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.

This event will provide actionable information and tools for library and archive leaders to take back to their organizations and help develop authentically inclusive environments, where people from underrepresented and marginalized groups can thrive and succeed. Additionally, the symposium will strengthen the community of practice around diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and research libraries and archives. The preconference on May 9 will cover such topics as building a learning community, developing a framework and adjusting mind-sets and behaviors for more inclusive cultures, and learning how to apply inclusive frameworks and behaviors.

Featured Speakers

Symposium speakers will include:

  • DeRay Mckesson, Host of Pod Save the People, organizer and civil rights activist
  • Rusty Barcelo, Visiting Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Who Should Attend?

The primary audience for this event is human resources, organizational development, and other professionals in academic and research libraries and archives who have leadership responsibilities for institutional or campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Library directors and assistant/associate directors will also find value in the symposium.

How to Register

The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion registration fee is $250. This fee includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11, as well as the reception on Thursday night. Register online by April 20, 2018.

To learn more about the symposium, including hotel information and program schedule, visit the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage. Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.