FACRL 2021 Virtual Conference

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) in the Academic Library

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The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) believes it is important to affirm the Association’s commitment to acknowledge and address historical racial inequities; challenge oppressive systems within academic libraries; value different ways of knowing; and identify and work to eliminate barriers to equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for years. It is time to ask ourselves, are they working? How often are IDEA initiatives and plans revisited? Assessed? Updated? Which ones require further development? What ones should be retired? Is the impact of such efforts visible in your communities? Libraries? Campuses? This year’s FACRL 2021 Virtual Program encourages librarians and leadership to explore, share, and discuss IDEA practices. We hope you will join us as we highlight IDEA initiatives in academic librarians in Florida and across the country.


Conference Date: Friday, October 15th, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Call For Proposals: The call for proposals is now closed. See the Full Conference Program for final program selections.

Location: VIRTUAL via ZOOM - Attend & Participate From Wherever You Are!

Conference Agenda:  See the tentative conference schedule, which includes the following:

  • Opening Keynote Address by Prof. Rudy Jean-Bart, Interim Associate Dean of Criminal Justice at Broward College
  • Live Presentations
  • Interactive Poster Session 
  • Lightning Round Session 
  • Virtual happy hour and networking sessions
Recordings will be available after the conference to registered attendees. 

    Registration Information (opens August 15):

    FACRL Members: $0 (Free registration)
    Non-FACRL Member: $30 (includes a 1-year FACRL membership)
    Non-FACRL Member: $15 (conference only)
    Presenters: $0 (Free registration)



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