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Maine Academic Libraries Day 2022: Lightning Talks & Closing Session


Lightning Talks & Closing Session

Lightning Talk Descriptions

Using Open Resources to Improve DEI

Open Resources; Open Access (OA), Open Educational Resources (OER), and Public Domain, can be used to further the goals and principles of diversity, equity, and Inclusion (DEI). For instance, there are a growing number of open image collections focusing on underrepresented groups that can then be used in a variety of projects and media.

Presenter:  David Owen Smith, Associate Director of Library Services, Thomas College


What can your regional chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries do for you? Cory Budden, Maine’s representative on the Board of Directors, shares a basic primer on ACRL’s New England Chapter, recent news and events, and a description of how fun and easy it can be to participate as a member or board member of the ACRL NEC.

Presenter:  Cory Budden, Maine representative to the ACRL NEC Board

Disaster Plans: Content and Updating

This presentation will include an overview of the content of a disaster plan and what to consider when updating the plan. The target audience would include anyone in need of a disaster plan, or anyone whose disaster plan needs to be updated. Attendees should learn about what to include in a disaster plan and which sections need to be updated most often.

Presenter:  Jennifer Michel, Library Assistant - Bibliographic Services; Brenda Reynolds, Head of Access Services, Bates College

Closing Session

Reflections and Advice on a Career
Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries at University of Maine and David Nutty, Director of Libraries and Learning at University of Southern Maine, are both retiring this summer.  They will reflect on their careers and offer a few thoughts on leadership roles and expectations.  Joyce and David will also comment on the unique collaborations among Maine academic libraries and the importance of continuing this tradition.