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ACRL 2019 President's Program

Discussion, information, and additional resources for the 2019 ACRL President's Program. Opinions expressed by blog authors are their own and do not express the views or opinions of their employers or of ACRL.

Program Outcomes

By engaging with the 2019 ACRL President's Program, you will be able to

  • Identify and use resources for learning about topics related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Reflect on organizational change in support of EDI and advocate for improvements within the profession and at your home institution
  • Engage with colleagues across the field in a discussion about EDI and the changing future of academic libraries

Program Description

The ACRL President’s Program provides an opportunity for the current ACRL president to address a library issue of professional interest that may benefit the field. Traditionally, the Program has involved an event at the ALA Annual Conference. This year we are aiming to supplement that event with an additional event at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and a series of blog posts to be hosted on this site. 

President Lauren Pressley decided to direct this committee's attention to the extremely important topic of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Since ACRL has recently established EDI as a Core Commitment of the organization, the goal of this Program will be to provide resources for learning and advocating for improvements across academic libraries. We hope to learn and grow together, and reiterate our belief that a more welcoming, more supportive, and safer academic library world is possible for all.