2019 Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference Announcement
From: Martin Halbert (mdhalberuncg.edu)
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 13:35:07 -0700 (PDT)

2019 Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference

The Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference will be held
in Greensboro, NC on August 26-27, 2019.  The 2019 LDRS Conference will
focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in libraries, including but not
restricted to Library Diversity Residency programs. This conference is
being hosted by UNC Greensboro in collaboration with the 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, LIS programs, and other interested

The LDRS Conference will immediately follow the 2019 Institute for Library
Diversity Residents, which will take place August 23-25.  While the
Institute for Library Diversity Residents is for residents only,
registration for the LDRS Conference is open to all interested parties
(including residency coordinators, diversity coordinators, library
administrators, etc.). Residents attending the Institute may also consider
registering for the Conference and staying on for this additional event;
payment and registration for the LDRS Conference is separate from the
Residency Institute.

Presentations will include:


   Topics related to Library Diversity Residency Programs, including best
   practices, program startup, etc.

   Programs in libraries devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

   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

   Scaling diversity residency and fellowship programs for four- and
   two-year college libraries, both public and private

   How diversity programs can 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 trustworthiness in library DEI efforts

   Mentoring and building mentorship networks

   Other library-centered DEI efforts and priorities

Registration is non-refundable. Registration funds can be transferred to
another attendee but we cannot offer refunds.

Registration cost

Includes attendance and meals for both conference days:

$75 for regular registrations

$25 for current students

$35 for optional conference dinner on Monday, August 26th

To register go to URL:


To propose a presentation go to the CFP at:

Conference Venue:
The conference will be held at the O’Henry Hotel, located at: 624 Green
Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408.

Warm regards,

Martin Halbert (Ph.D., MLIS), UNC Greensboro Dean of Libraries
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