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- The Exchange Has Concluded!
Day 3 addressed collaborations and cooperative endeavors, and concluded the Exchange. Recordings of the presentations, plus the presenters’ slides and a transcription of the presentations, are available on the Exchange website. We encourage you to continue the conversation with the presenters by submitting comments and questions to their presentation pages on the website.
- Wrapping up Day 2 of the Exchange
We’ve finished Day 2 of the Exchange. Recordings of the presentations, plus the presenters’ slides and a transcription of the presentations are available on the website. We encourage you to continue the conversation with the presenters by submitting comments and questions to their presentation pages on the website. The following summary is provided courtesy of Exchange Working Group member, Laura Baird.
- Day 1 of the Exchange Has Concluded!
Day 1 of the Exchange has concluded! Recordings of the presentations, plus the presenters’ slides and a transcription of the presentations are available on the Exchange website. The following summary is provided courtesy of Exchange Working Group member Narine Bournoutian.
- Ensuring Successful Collaborations During and After COVID-19
How is COVID-19 impacting your collaborations? Are you postponing projects and initiatives or continuing to pursue deadlines established pre-COVID? Want more strategies to support successful collaborations?
- Cultural Responsiveness
Libraries strive to welcome all members of their communities, but many fall short of their desire to truly engage the diverse communities they serve. The work of diversity and inclusion requires deep and continuous engagement to move beyond token gestures of inclusivity.
- The Importance of Documenting Library Work
There are many reasons for having good documentation. The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront another important reason to have documentation.
- Community Engagement and Academic Libraries
Academic libraries serve two communities: traditional (internal and composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni) and external (neighbors who live in the areas surrounding campus borders). The external community can benefit from the resources and services academic libraries offer. It’s also part of the tradition of higher education institutions to put up walls, real or intangible, to set itself apart from the external community.
- Managing Change from Inside-Out
Change management is widely discussed today in a wide variety of contexts, including libraries. At the organizational level, change can prompt the organization to question its core mission, vision, and values as it grapples with its situational conditions and experiences. Managing change in this environment is not about controlling the change and reactions to it, but rather engaging in activities and discussions that help to shape it.
- Making Power, Making Change: A Discussion with Keynote Speaker Emily Drabinski
Emily Drabinski is the Interim Chief Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is one of the keynote speakers for the Exchange. Her research includes critical approaches to information literacy instruction, gender and sexuality in librarianship and the intersections of power and library systems and structures. Drabinski’s address is titled “Making Power, Making Change.” Click here for a Q&A with her.
- Sustainable Thinking: A Conversation with Keynote Speaker Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich is the Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System (New York), a cooperative library system chartered by the New York Board of Regents. She’s also one of the keynote speakers for the Exchange, and her address is titled “Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries.” Click here for a Q&A with her.
- Call for Digital Posters for the ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Exchange
How do you make a digital poster stand out and what should you consider? The following advice is provided courtesy of Emily Thompson, Director, Studio, University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
- Exchange Presidents’ Interview
Although it’s January, and still months out from the Exchange conference in May, the Exchange Working Group has been hard at work selecting our keynote speakers and reviewing the program proposals submissions. In addition to being delighted to share the news that Emily Drabinski and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will be our keynote speakers, while I was at Midwinter, I had a chance to sit down with the presidents of the current divisions of ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA to discuss the Exchange.