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ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Online Learning

Information and resources on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

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ACRL 2021 Conference

ACRL Webinars

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Offered live and take place in an interactive, online classroom environment.

November 2020

Research Process, Methods, and Relationships for Academic Librarians: A Three-Part Webcast Series - November 19, 2020
Part Three - Research Relationships

During this interactive three-part webcast series, the editors and authors of Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals (ACRL 2020) address the challenges of undertaking research as an information professional, and explore the research process from selecting a topic to qualitative and quantitative research methods to successfully collaborating with research partners.

December 2020

Student Wellness and Libraries: Contributing to Students Success through the Promotion of Digital Wellness, Activity, and Peer Support - December 8, 2020
Academic libraries are expanding their service offerings to include student wellness initiatives. While some of these activities have a long history, there has been a noticeable upsurge in the number and range of initiatives as manifestations of mental health issues and awareness of students’ mental health challenges have increased.  This panel program will bring together presenters with expertise in three types of wellness and students success initiatives.

January 2021

Virtualizing Makerspaces and Technology Services: Leveraging Virtual Student Workers and Peer-to-Peer Software - January 28, 2021
This interactive webcast will discuss pivoting library makerspaces and learning commons to virtual services through peer-to-peer software and technology training, touchless fabrication services, and after-hours peer tutoring. Learn how to leverage virtual student workers and existing technology tools to not just keep your physical maker- and tech-spaces afloat today but to pioneer services for tomorrow.

February 2021

Digital Scholarship Partnerships: Engaging Faculty and Students across Diverse Disciplines - February 17, 2021    
How can subject librarians collaborate effectively with digital scholarship colleagues? What are strategies for developing digital scholarship programming initiatives that stimulate interdisciplinary cross-campus participation? What are approaches for offering programs that facilitate sharing research efforts in digital scholarship at any stage, as well as ideas and best practices for teaching? This interactive webcast will explore a subject librarian’s experiences of reaching out and collaborating with digital scholarship colleagues to develop and offer programming that attracts multidisciplinary participation from faculty and students representing a variety of campus programs.

ACRL-Choice Webinars

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Stay current on library trends and discover more about where the field is headed with free ACRL-Choice webinars. Industry experts lead these sponsored, 60-minute interactive presentations, which cover topics like digital publishing, research trends, and open access. These webinars are paid sponsorship opportunities. The products, services, and opinions presented in them do not constitute a Choice, ACRL, or ALA endorsement of any kind.

Upcoming Webinars

  • I Impacts of COVID-19 and the Outlook for an Economic Recovery in 2021 – Insights from the OECD

    Sponsored by OECD

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  • Teaching Environmental Justice with Documentaries

    Sponsored by Global Environmental Justice Documentaries Project

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  • New Trends in Business Education: What Librarians Need to Know

    Sponsored by ProQuest

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  • Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2020: Rebuilding Better

    Sponsored by OECD

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Recordings

Navigating Accessibility to Support All Library Users (May 7, 2020): Many patrons have disabilities that present barriers to accessing research and learning resources. How can libraries navigate web accessibility requirements and ensure their resources accommodate users’ needs – especially at a time when physical libraries are temporarily closing and focusing on remote services?

Decolonizing the Literature Curriculum: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Literary Studies (April 21, 2020): Literature curriculum that is as diverse as the student population itself can have a profound effect on student engagement and success. However, ensuring that literary studies are truly diverse and accessible is not a simple task. In this session, you will hear from academic experts in the classroom and library on how they are addressing the importance of diversity in literary studies in curriculum and collections. Discover how to enrich and better support online research, teaching and learning with a diverse and comprehensive literature collection.

ACRL Presents

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The ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community.

Upcoming Events

Using ACRL's Fostering Change Guide in Your Library

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central
Join the authors of ACRL's new, open access publication "Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide" to learn more about this people-centered tool for teams immersed in leading change on their campuses.

Register for free!

Webinar Recordings

Advocating for Library Workers During Uncertain Times (May 13, 2020): The recent public health situation has created much uncertainty for higher education funding. Libraries are finding themselves in complex fiscal situations, with layoffs, furloughs, and budget reductions being announced. View the recording that includes practical strategies for engaging campus administrators in conversations that emphasize the importance of supporting library employees and the critical work they are doing for their students and organizations. 

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools  (April 13, 2020): Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field (October 22, 2019): Open educational resources (OER) are not usually a hard sell for students. But what about educators? How do they benefit from having access to resources that are licensed openly? And how can we, as librarians, guide faculty in adopting and adapting OER?

Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources: Recording of the the October 22, 2019, ACRL Presents: Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field, with speaker Sara Rachel Benson, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Recording of the July 15, 2019, ACRL Presents: Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications with speakers Nathan Hall, Rebecca Kennison, Nancy Maron and Yasmeen Shorish.

Open Data Repositories-Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access: Recording of the October 25, 2018, ACRL Presents: Open Data Repositories-Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access

ACRL/ODLOS: Addressing cultural humility and implicit bias in information literacy sessions: Recording of the January 23, 2018, ACRL/ODLOS: Addressing cultural humility and implicit bias in information literacy sessions.

ACRL Online Forums

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ACRL membership groups host free, periodic Online Discussion Forums on a range of topics, including diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Upcoming Events

November 2020

ACRL DOL Section DG: Instruction & Library Services during COVID-19: Semester Wrap-up - Monday, November 30, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time


December 2020

ACRL ULS PDC: Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services Support Through Collaboration - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

ACRL DOLS IC Learning Objects in Action: Highlights from the Spring 2020 Poster Session Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

ACRL IS Virtual Engagement Committee: Current Issues Panel Discussion - Privacy Literacy - Friday, December 4, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

ACRL POAL ED & VAL: How Academic Libraries Are Using the Project Outcomes Toolkit - Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time

ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee Tech Forum - Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

February 2021

ACRL ULS AOC: Online Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Students Who Can't Come to Campus and/or Participate in the University Experience I - Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central

ACRL ULS AOC: Online Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Students Who Can't Come to Campus and/or Participate in the University Experience II - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

ACRL STS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force: Equitable Hiring Practices and Retention of Diverse Library Employees - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central

ACRL ULS AOC: Online Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Students Who Can't Come to Campus and/or Participate in the University Experience III - Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central

ACRL ULS PDC:Critical Information Literacy in Ideologically Pluralistic Classrooms: Exploring Challenges and Possibilities - Friday, February 12, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

ACRL ULS PDC: Supporting the Whole Person with Student Bsic Needs Services - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

March 2021
ACRL Value of Academic Library Impact Grant Presentations - Part I -
 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

May 2021
ACRL Value of Academic Library Impact Grant Presentations - Part II -
 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central