Here are some upcoming discussion forums and webinars that we hope our members will find useful:
Title: (Not) Another Anti-Racist Reading Group: From Discussion to Action
Date/Time: Mon, Feb 1, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST
Link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2764838948404042766
Provided by The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
Title: Thinking Critically About Research and Power Series
Date/Time: February 4, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST
Link to register: https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/speakerseries/
Provided by The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL)
Title: From “Inclusive Leadership” to “Advancing Equity”
Date/Time: Feb 9, 2021 3:00-4:15 PM Central
Link to register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySz5jlemTGujdA0nW1i4iw
Speaker: Mark Puente
Description: For several years in the library and information science profession, there has been momentum in shifting perspective, conversation, and analysis from a “diversity” frame to an “equity” frame. Although perhaps overstated, the global pandemic and an international movement for racial equity has forced many to rethink how and the degree to which we are personally and professionally accountable for creating a more just and equitable society. This presentation and discussion will challenge attendees to think about how managers and leaders can position themselves and engage strategies to initiate substantive change in the function and mission of the profession. Several models will be shared that can serve as tools for designing and assessing teaching and learning and other library programs that can advance social justice within our organizations and for the audiences served by libraries and archives.
Provided by: ACRL Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee
The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section Instruction Committee (DOLS-IC) invites you to submit a proposal to the third annual Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session, which will take place April 26-30, 2021.
Proposals for this free event are due February 17, 2021.