ACRL Presents: Supported to Stay

ACRL is excited to offer the free ACRL Presents webcast “Supported to Stay: A Discussion of Retention Experiences and EDI-informed Approaches” at 11:00 a.m. Central on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

We want to talk about why we stay in library work and what practices might motivate our reason to do so. This session is not aimed at solving all issues with retention. It aims to offer a space for participants as well as panelists to learn, share, and discuss themes emphasizing retention and our experiences in our respective positions as participants as well as speakers. Due to the potentially sensitive topic of this session and the goal for an honest discussion, this session will not be recorded.

This session is organized by members of the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee and the ACRL Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee. Special thanks to program planners: Lilly Ramin, Je Salvador, and Cindy Pierard.

Panelists (in alphabetical order by surname):

  • Maisha Duncan Carey (she/her/hers), Deputy University Librarian and Director of Organizational Learning | University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
  • Jesus Espinoza (he/him/his), Student Success Librarian | University of Michigan Library
  • Willie Miller (he/him/his), Associate Dean for Communication and Technology | Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis


  • Lilly Ramin, First Year Experience Coordinator & Sociology Librarian | University of North Texas Libraries
  • Je Salvador (they/them/theirs), Computer Science / Research & Instruction Library | University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library