The ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community. ACRL Presents webcasts are recorded and closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. Check back for upcoming live sessions, or browse our archived recordings below.
Opening Peer Review in LIS
September 21, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm CT
What does it mean to peer review in library and information science? What does it mean to be reviewed? How do our professional identities intersect with this vital research and publishing role? And what does it mean when peer review is opened to reveal these identities? In celebration of Peer Review Week 2021, this free webcast with Emily Ford will share insights into peer review in LIS as discussed in Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry, a newly published book from ACRL.
Introducing the Fostering Change Cohort
Join the facilitators of ACRL’s upcoming Fostering Change Cohort to learn all about this new 12-week professional development program designed for teams from institutions planning any type of organizational change. The Cohort hopes to build a community of change agents in academic libraries, armed with the tools to spark, lead, and sustain change no matter your organizational position and with a network of peers to lean on as you embark on your change process. It’s for you if you are committed to making a specific organizational change and want to work closely with a group of co-learners and facilitators on understanding change, your institutional cultures and values, and creating an inclusive and equitable change process plan.
Regenerating the Academic Library
The post-COVID reality for libraries demands attention to the challenges of navigating an ever-shifting landscape. Your library will need organizational structures, processes, and norms that empower all employees to reinvent the organization’s future in the context of uncertainty and to co-create equitable, inclusive, and supportive working environments. Join a team of organizational development experts to explore issues your library is experiencing and learn how ACRL Consulting Services is working with libraries to regenerate and rebuild for a dramatically different future.
Cultures of Collecting: Sustaining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Collection Development
What is the "right way" to decenter racism when building collections in academic libraries? As librarians, how do we hold ourselves accountable for fostering diversity and equity through our collection development plans? What systemic and pervasive barriers within academic libraries must be dismantled before we can effectively perform and sustain this work? Please join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for this panel discussion to hear experts from academic libraries and special collections repositories provide insights into including diverse perspectives in scholarly collections for teaching, research, and learning. Discussion will include the value of expanding collections with diversity in mind, how to assess collections for diverse content, continuing to include underrepresented voices when funding is restricted, and ensuring diverse voices are preserved when collections are weeded or reappraised. This webinar will include methodologies for assessment, and time for question and response.