ACRL Presents: Advocating for Library Workers During Uncertain Times

Join us on Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central (convert additional time zones online) for a free ACRL Presents webcast, Advocating for Library Workers During Uncertain Times. The webcast is presented as part of our ongoing Academic Librarianship in the Wake of the Coronavirus series.

The recent public health situation has created much uncertainty for higher education funding. Libraries are finding themselves in increasingly more complex fiscal situations, with layoffs, furloughs, and budget reductions being announced and anticipated. Join our panel of library leaders from institutions of all sizes to discuss practical strategies for engaging campus administrators in conversations that emphasize the importance of supporting library employees and the critical work they are doing for their students and organizations. Please share your questions ahead of time so that we can answer them during the panel discussion.

Presenters: Kristin Henrich, Associate Dean and Head for User and Research Services, University of Idaho Library; Devin Savage, Dean of Libraries, Illinois Institute of Technology; Cynthia Simpson, Director of Library Services, Madonna University; Gary White, Senior Associate Dean, University of Maryland Libraries; Moderator: Cynthia Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director, Auraria Library