Thanks for joining us for ACRL Together Wherever! We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of the presenters who shared their content and to everyone who attended this week of virtual programming and networking opportunities for the academic and research library community. You made it all possible!
Recordings of all sessions are now freely available below and on our YouTube channel. Watch what you missed, rewatch what you loved. Make sure to join the ACRL Together Wherever ALA Connect Community to connect with your fellow attendees and keep the conversations going.
Use the embedded Airtable below to learn more about sessions and view recordings. Title, presenter, description, topics tags, and date/time information is included for each session.
Inspired by the work of critical scholars, artists and activists within and outside libraries, the 2020 President’s Program, "Shifting the Center: Transforming Academic Libraries through Generous Accountability," asks participants to imagine a world where holding ourselves truly accountable for systemic inequity in our profession and institutions is a welcome opportunity for growth. We understand that the inequitable systems governing our institutions are not broken, but are functioning as they were designed to do. In light of today's global pandemic, we find these inequities even more severe for many in our communities. To rebuild these institutions, we must pay close attention to the voices and needs of people experiencing inequity, and enact change according to what we hear.
Hosted by ACRL President Karen Munro and featuring keynote speaker McKensie Mack, anti-oppression consultant, researcher, facilitator, founder of #BoundaryWork, and former executive director at Art+Feminism, the session explored how doing this work—holding ourselves, each other, and our institutions meaningfully accountable for inequity—can be an opportunity for generosity, humor, and care. The program also included special recognition of the recipients of ACRL's Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award, Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards, and the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.
Watch the recording below and visit the companion reading list!
ACRL Together Wherever was presented free of charge to all with a suggested donation. 100% of donations went to the ACRL Advancement Fund, which supports programs and initiatives that strengthen ACRL’s influence in higher education and its ability to create diverse and inclusive communities in the association and the profession. Thank you to everyone who donated!
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