ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL, ACRL_ULS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
This interactive session brings together librarians who have taken a grassroots leadership role in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (DEI) at their institutions. In our current socio-political environment, DEI is a necessary core value of our profession. Librarians are finding themselves on the leading edge of social justice movements. In this forum, we will discuss how to integrate DEI throughout your organization, moving forward to effectively collaborate with partners to impact social change. Attendees will hear stories of challenges and success from speakers from a range of small and large institutions, and will leave this session with some actionable ideas for becoming change agents at their own institutions. In an effort to facilitate a rich discussion, and to encourage a community of practice after the session, organizers will create a microsite with resources to help attendees prepare for the session beforehand, and to share and continue the conversation after the conference has ended. This ULS program is co-sponsored by the ACRL Diversity Committee.