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Wednesday, February 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Diversity Forum

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The Diversity Forum will be a safe space for ARLIS/NA members and other conference attendees to discuss issues of concern and how we can work together to develop concrete steps to uphold our diversity and inclusion values.

Diversity and inclusion are one of ARLIS/NA’s core values, articulated as follows: “Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the profession strengthens the practice of art librarianship, and enriches library collections and user experiences.”  Diversity and inclusion are also embedded in ARLIS/NA’s strategic directions: “The Society shall promote diversity and inclusion within the profession including the makeup of its workforce, the design of services and programming, the development of intercultural fluency skills and competencies, and the practice of inclusive collections building.”

Since the Diversity Forum will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm, attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch or a snack. Grab-and-go meals are conveniently available on the hotel's second level at the River Blends Cafe (2nd Level, Main Building) and Marketplace (2nd Level, Riverside Building). For more information, please see the complete list of hotel dining options here.

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Heather Gendron

Director, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University
Hi! I'm Director of the Robert B. Haas Arts Library at Yale University and a past president of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Previously, I was Head of UNC Chapel Hill’s Sloane Art Library, Adjunct Professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Jefferson Ballroom Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130