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image CC-BY by Tony WebsterThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are offering a preconference to the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The preconference, to be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be facilitated by Fred Miller and Judith Katz from the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. This full-day workshop will begin with building a community among preconference attendees. Participants will then discuss the path to an inclusive organization through exploring the mind-sets of judging versus joining, defining “inclusion,” and determining conscious actions for inclusion. The day will end with a session on planning one’s vision and actions in an effort to apply inclusive frameworks and behaviors.
Read more about the Marrakesh Treaty »
image CC-BY-NC-ND by Dominique ArchambaultToday, March 15, 2018, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) was introduced in the US Senate by Judiciary Committee Chair Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Feinstein (D-CA), Foreign Relations Committee Chair Corker (R-TN), Ranking Member Menendez (D-NJ), and Senators Hatch (R-UT), Harris (D-CA), and Leahy (D-VT), to ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has joined more than 350 individuals and organizations in signing the Code4Lib Community Statement in Support of Chris Bourg. In an invitational keynote at the 2018 Code4Lib conference, Chris Bourg, director of the MIT Libraries, not only identified impediments to increasing diversity in the software development community based on extensive research by the Kapor Center for Social Impact, but also offered suggestions for addressing those impediments, focusing in particular on creating an inclusive environment in which marginalized developers would feel comfortable and supported. In the weeks following her keynote, Bourg has received numerous harassing and denigrating comments. The ARL community is horrified by these attacks, both professional and personal. Such attacks underscore the extent of the problem and the need for greater focus on these issues.
See highlights from Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week »
The fifth annual Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week took place February 26–March 2, 2018, growing to 153 participating organizations—as well as numerous individuals—celebrating the important and flexible doctrines of fair use and fair dealing worldwide. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participants included universities, libraries, library associations, and many other organizations, such as Authors Alliance, the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the R Street Institute, and Re:Create. Sixty ARL member institutions contributed a wide range of resources this year. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week was observed around the globe by participants in such countries as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Greece, and the United States.
Apply for a travel award »
image CC-BY by Tony WebsterThe application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 14, for travel awards to attend the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cosponsored by Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The symposium will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.
Apply by April 12 for this undergraduate fellowship program »
image CC-BY by Greg Anderson PhotographyThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline. The program offers a paid internship with a focus on digital stewardship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute. Participants will develop leadership skills and will receive training in topics related to diversity, equity, and social justice.
The Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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image CC-BY-NC by Paul GoddinThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members through the evaluation of existing programs, and the design, development, and application of new research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The director of research and analytics will lead all necessary functions related to programmatic research activities and the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, including the collective impact of ARL members on higher education and society. As a national leader, ARL seeks opportunities to advance the field of library analytics and assessment, and to strategically engage and support this community of practice.
Read more about the Leadership Symposium »
2018 ARL Leadership Symposium, image © WD Yeager PhotographyOn February 8–11, 2018, ARL hosted its 14th Annual Leadership Symposium, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Symposium participants included master of library and information science (MLIS) students from ARL’s diversity recruitment programs, the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) and the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program, and undergraduate students from the Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence.
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In conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is releasing an infographic that illustrates how fair use advances innovation, creativity, and scholarship, ultimately allowing new knowledge to be created and shared.
Learn more and apply for the ARL LCDP »
LCDP poster session, image © Chimene Tucker ARL has extended the application deadline for the 2018–2019 Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) to Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The LCDP is a yearlong program to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large.