Lightning Talks & Closing Session
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