Our 2023 Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. The program will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm. There is also a virtual option available for those who cannot attend in-person.
Our official theme is “Raising Our Voices.” As a profession, we are facing a number of new and emerging issues, including, but not limited to, shifting services and resources, collaborative opportunities, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, medical misinformation, and artificial intelligence. Historically, librarians are (in general) not skilled in advocating for ourselves and our services, though this advocacy is essential to our survival and growth.
On October 11, with the assistance of our keynote speaker, Kathy Dempsey (author, The Accidental Library Marketer), we will learn and share practical advice for communicating to and for various stakeholders: deans/chairs in academia, c-suite executives and program directors in hospitals, medical and allied health students, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, etc.
Note: This meeting follows after the Liberty Chapter Business meeting, which will take place virtually on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 4. Registration details for the business meeting to follow shortly.