Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference


University Libraries will host the Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference on August 26 and 27, 2019 at the O. Henry Hotel, located at 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408. The conference will primarily focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in libraries, including diversity residency programs. 

The conference is being hosted by UNC Greensboro in collaboration with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). This event invites broad participation and attendance by individuals from all academic and public libraries, Library Information Science (LIS) programs and other interested groups. 

Presentations Topics:

  • Library diversity residency programs, including best practices, program startup, etc.
  • Programs in libraries devoted to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) topics.
  • Development of positions related to DEI, including discussions of their focus, roles and responsibilities.
  • Toolkits, curriculum materials and other information useful in preparing DEI training programs, workshops and awareness-building discussions.
  • Scaling diversity residency and fellowship programs for four and two-year college libraries, both public and private.
  • How diversity programs engage with public outreach programs, special collections and other existing library services.
  • Organizational culture within the context of recruiting people of color to primarily white institutions.
  • Building trust and unity. 
  • Mentoring and building networks.
  • Other library-centered DEI efforts and priorities.
While registration is non-refundable, payment can be transferred to other attendees. Don't wait. Register today! Registration cost includes attendance and meals for both conference days:
  • $75 for regular registrations 
  • $25 for current students

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