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A Conversation with IARLA About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Where We Are, Where We Are Going
Please join colleagues from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) in an initial conversation from 11am–2pm ET about the initiatives underway in our respective associations to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession. We will discuss what we have prioritized and why, consider where our focus needs to be now & identify potential opportunities for collaboration.

This open dialogue will begin with two presentations to situate ourselves and our work as members of & leaders in institutions; as partners in research, teaching and learning; and as stewards of knowledge. The presenters are:

becky martinez, a thought leader in inclusion and social justice
Diego Baptista, Head of Research and Funding Equity & a member of the Culture, Equity, Diversity team at the Wellcome Trust

Following the opening conversation, a panel of leaders from IARLA member institutions will share their insights on the urgent and important shifts to make now given societal challenges, what this means for research libraries, and what research libraries and their associations are undertaking in their strategic plans. The panelists are:

Lisa O’Hara, CARL Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group Chair; Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian, University of Manitoba
Constance Wiebrands, CAUL Board Director with responsibility for EDI and the Respecting Indigenous Knowledge Program; University Librarian, Edith Cowan University
Rhea Ballard Thrower, ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair; University Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago
Masud Khokhar, RLUK Vice-Chair; University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds
DeLa Dos, ARL Senior Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [moderator]

After the panel we’ll move to breakout rooms for participants to discuss what you see as the most urgent and important needs to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within research libraries.

Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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