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Call for Proposals: CARL 2022 Conference

CARL 2022 Conference: The Equity Minded Academic Library
March 31-April 2, 2022, Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley

The last year has been one of reckoning for academic libraries and the society they belong to. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with social unrest and increased recognition and understanding of the experience of historically marginalized communities, and in particular Black Americans, has brought to the fore many inequities that had previously been hidden, ignored, or unspoken. As academic library workers return to campus and join those who never left, we must reckon with the role we play in perpetuating inequities in our libraries, on our campuses, and in our communities. How can libraries and library workers move beyond performativity and truly embrace and engage in equity-minded practices for the betterment of our communities?

Equity-mindedness refers to “the perspective or mode of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes. These practitioners are willing to take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of their students, and critically reassess their own practices.” Equity-minded practitioners examine both their own practices and the practices of their libraries and larger institutions. In libraries, we must commit to changing practice, policies, and structures to ensure equity and real inclusion for library workers and members of the communities we serve at large.

Proposals are being accepted for many types of sessions with due dates beginning November 1, 2021.

See the full Call for Proposals.

 

Newsletter

The Fall 2021 CARL Newsletter is out. You can read it here.

 

CARL 2022 Conference

CARL 2022 Conference: Call for Volunteers

We need you! Come help with the CARL 2022 Conference!

We are looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Sponsorship Assistant: This person will assist the Sponsorship Coordinator both before the conference, and on location at the conference. This person should have excellent attention to detail and recordkeeping abilities; and have strong collaboration and communication skills. This person will work closely with vendors during the Vendor Fair at the opening reception and coordinate the setup. Experience with vendors or fundraising is a plus!
  • Program Session Review Teams: These teams will review the proposals submitted for a session type and make recommendations to the planning committee. The typical time commitment is around a month and includes reading and reviewing, discussing recommendations, and sending the recommendations to the Program Review Coordinator. Work for these teams will take place in Fall 2021.
    • Preconference Sessions Team
    • Research into Practice Sessions Team
    • Engaging in Practice Sessions Team
    • Panel Presentations Team
    • Poster Sessions Team
    • Round Table Discussions Team
  • Local Arrangements: This team is responsible for assisting with on-site volunteer coordination, identifying local amenities and transportation options. Work for this team will take place primarily in the weeks leading up to the conference and during the conference (late-March, early-April, 2022).
  • Registration Assistance: The CARL Membership Coordinator will need 2-3 assistants to help staff the registration table during the conference. Work for these assistants would take place during the entirety of the conference, with the majority of the time at the table during the reception (evening of April 1) and the first morning of the conference (April 2).
  • Proceedings Team: This team is responsible for collecting, reviewing, and posting the proceedings after the conference. Work for this team will take place following the conference in late spring-early summer, 2022.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
https://forms.gle/qYz8csfwhnjAktt16

Thanks!
CARL 2022 Conference Planning Team

Call for nominations

CARL Needs You!

According to CARL Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, every member of CARL has the right to hold any office within the Association. To qualify for office, nominees must be CARL and ACRL members. With that, we open the call for nominations (self-nominations encouraged!) for the following CARL Offices:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect - 3-year term (Vice-President, President, Past President)
  • Secretary - 2-year term
  • Director-at-large (Community College) - 2-year term
  • Director-at-large (Private) - 2-year term

Officer duties are described in the CARL Bylaws https://carl-acrl.org/documents/bylaws/CARLBylaws.html and CARL Standing Rules https://carl-acrl.org/documents/carl-standing-rules.pdf

The terms for these offices begin in January 2022, with a request to attend the December 2021 virtual board meeting. Elected officers must attend four meetings per year (either four virtual or 2 virtual, 2 face to face (pending traveling restriction by campuses)). 

Deadline: September 22 - Please send nominations for the above positions to michael.yonezawa@ucr.edu by this date.

2021-22 - Nominating and Elections Committee
Kelly Janousek (chair), CSU, Long Beach
Michael Yonezawa, UC Riverside
Annette Young, Cypress College

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CARL 2022 Conference

CARL 2022 Conference: The Equity Minded Academic Library
March 31-April 2, 2022, Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley

The last year has been one of reckoning for academic libraries and the society they belong to. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with social unrest and increased recognition and understanding of the experience of historically marginalized communities, and in particular Black Americans, has brought to the fore many inequities that had previously been hidden, ignored, or unspoken. As academic library workers return to campus and join those who never left, we must reckon with the role we play in perpetuating inequities in our libraries, on our campuses, and in our communities. How can libraries and library workers move beyond performativity and truly embrace and engage in equity-minded practices for the betterment of our communities?

Equity-mindedness refers to “the perspective or mode of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes. These practitioners are willing to take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of their students, and critically reassess their own practices.” Equity-minded practitioners examine both their own practices and the practices of their libraries and larger institutions. In libraries, we must commit to changing practice, policies, and structures to ensure equity and real inclusion for library workers and members of the communities we serve at large.

Topics would include but are not limited to:

  • What does equity-mindedness look like in academic libraries moving forward post-Covid?
  • What did the pandemic illuminate that was previously hidden, ignored, or unspoken?
  • How are our instruction programs addressing the endemic disinformation campaigns of our online networks? How can information literacy tackle racism and other xenophobic campaigns?
  • How do/can we center anti-racism in our creation of equity-minded libraries? What does this look like in all aspects of academic librarianship?
  • How do/can libraries work towards equity with underserved students on our campuses?
  • What existing structures in libraries need to be challenged and reimagined in order to ensure equity? How can libraries hold themselves accountable in more transparent and democratic decisions?
  • What does an equitable library workplace look like and how can we create these workplaces? What are common operations, policies, and procedures that serve to perpetuate and perhaps exacerbate existing inequities, a culture of white supremacy, and toxic workplaces?
  • In a predominantly white profession, how are library workers building systemic strategies to become radically inclusive and accountable to equitable goals? How are white librarians organizing towards tangible allyship and non-performative solidarity with People of Color?
  • Is it possible to “reform” libraries to be equity-minded, or is a larger transformation necessary? How do we get there?
  • How can libraries ensure their collections reflect the diverse cultures of their communities? How do we use culturally validating resources to work in collaboration with our communities? What does programming and outreach look like when the wants and needs of students from historically underserved communities are included from the beginning?

Watch for the Call for Proposals and Call for Volunteers coming soon!

CARL 2022 Conference Planning Team

Lee Adams
Andrew Carlos
Allison Carr
Liz Galoozis
Mario Macias
Talitha Matlin
Jennifer Silverman
Shamika Simpson

Newsletter

The Summer 2021 CARL Newsletter is out. You can read it here.

 

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