183rd Fall Association Meeting


All times are local, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Monday | October 16

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting


2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ARL Fellows Intensive Learning Program (ILP) 

Glover Park

Tuesday | October 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Committee Meetings Breakfast

Glover Park

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Learning Network Committees—Open Connection
    Doyle Bar (Lobby)
  • Scholars & Scholarship Committee Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

  • Advocacy & Public Policy Committee Meeting
  • Member Engagement & Outreach Committee Meeting

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dupont Ballroom

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Program Strategy Committee Meeting & Lunch [closed]

Glover Park

Dupont Ballroom
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ARL President's Welcome 

1:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Program Planning Task Force Chair's Welcome


1:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Current Developments in Artificial Intelligence Regulation: European Union, Canada, and the United States
Noel Corriveau, Connor Dunlop, Alan Mislove

At our recent spring meeting, the Brookings Institute's Darrel West spoke about the risks and potential of artificial intelligence applications and posited that well-crafted legislative regulation will be a key factor in determining whether its evolution helps or harms. At this meeting, learn more from legislative and policy experts across the EU, Canada, and the United States, who will share insights into the development of national/regional regulation of artificial intelligence applications. Connor Dunlop, European Public Policy Lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute in Brussels, will share insights into the development of the EU AI Act and its future implications. Senior lawyer and artificial intelligence policy expert Noel Corriveau will then discuss Canadian legislative policy work and likely impacts. Finally, Alan Mislove, Assistant Director of Data and Democracy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights developed by the Biden-Harris Administration.

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Senior Leadership Perspectives on Regulatory Developments and Their Impacts on Higher Education 
Lois Brooks, Venu Govindaraju, Bohyun Kim, Gail Murphy

During this session moderated by the University of Michigan's Bohyun Kim, senior institutional leaders from Canadian and US higher education contexts will reflect on the policy forecasts that were just presented in the last session. What are the implications of these policies for the university research and teaching enterprise? For cross-border research cooperation? Or even, for research budgets? The panelists will bring the content from the previous session into the context of our shared research & knowledge production endeavor. 

3:50 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Q&A and Group Discussion

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception: The Phillips Collection

Wednesday | October 18

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Dupont Ballroom

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
New/Interim ARL Member Representatives Breakfast
Hosted by the Member Engagement and Outreach Committee
[Invitation Only—
Pembroke Restaurant]

Dupont Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Morning Welcome

9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
The Secret History of the Right to Privacy | Amy Gajda

There is a tension that has always existed between freedom of information and interests in privacy. While most people value truth, they also understand that too much truth can be humiliating or economically debilitating. This talk explores the history of that tension and suggests that today, in a world where many can publish with a click and when data on most individuals is open for the scraping, privacy interests are stronger than they’ve ever been—and the law is responding.

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
From Theory to Practice: How to Embed Privacy into Library Organizations | Bonnie Tijerina

Upholding the right to privacy has long been a core value of librarianship. This talk will examine how emerging privacy considerations in research, learning, and community life can lead to renewed and broadened implications for privacy in information work.

10:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Q&A and Group Discussion

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Shaping Library Culture in the Shadows: Morale, Leadership, and Identity | Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Traditional understandings of organizational culture and morale center the idea that leaders both shape culture and are the primary cause of workplace dysfunction and reduced morale. However, contemporary research on library workplaces reveals nuance—and surfaces the need for a holistic view of the realities of leading modern libraries and considering who should be responsible for healthy workplace culture and employee well-being.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick will share selected findings from her ongoing work on library workplace morale, as well as her recent study focusing on formal library leaders. Her presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation with Lisa Carter and the audience about the implications of the study, as well as emerging countermeasures for leaders who face low morale in their libraries or broader academic institutions.

11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Aligning Values with Investment | Kaitlin Thaney & John Wilkin

In recent years, we’ve seen a shift in libraries towards a focus on more open, equitable systems coupled with a conscious choice to align our organizations and our financial decisions with our stated values. This shift has caused a closer examination of how we approach building technology, providing services, running coalitions, and where we invest our innovation dollars. This panel will delve into real-world examples that show ways to more critically assess one’s own commitment to the values we espouse in advancing shared aims of openness, community, and equity and incorporate into the fabric of how they serve library leaders, administrators, and the research community.

1:45 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Leveraging Program Insights for Leadership—Reflections Session with ARL Intensive Learning Program (ILP) Fellows | Neelam Bharti, Melanie Hawks, Casey Hoeve, Kathryn Webb

This reaction panel will discuss key insights from the ARL Association Meeting program and what leaders might take back to their institutions to improve local practice. These leaders will reflect on how the meeting program resonates with insights gathered from the Intensive Learning Program, reflect on challenges and concerns in their local institutions, and suggest opportunities for new leadership approaches. 

2:20 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Program Closing Remarks

2:25 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

2:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
[Member Representatives & Proxies]

Dupont Ballroom

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
President's Closing Remarks & Recognition
Meeting Adjourns

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting