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Professional Development

Local DEI Conferences

Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Berkeley (LAUC-B)

2023 Conference is TBD. 

Take a look at past LAUC-B Conferences:


National DEI Conferences

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color brings together "a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services." The 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color will be held October 5-9, 2022, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.


AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

"AAC&U invites you to join us for a conference that will go beyond the rhetoric and prioritize campus strategies, institutional culture, and accountability in operationalizing the values of equity and diversity. Conference sessions will explore the experiences of institutional and community participants, identify barriers that are hindering our progress, and promote discussion of the privileges, the biases, and the false belief in a hierarchy of human value that are embedded in our systems, structures, and policies. It is imperative that we stay focused on making progress towards transformation that can be achieved and sustained, and the efforts that represent more than just our words."  The 2022 Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success will be held March 17-19, 2022, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. 


National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Formed in 1961, the Southwest Center is devoted to the study, understanding, and resolution of human conflict and to promoting understanding and cooperation among people of different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. One of the major programs of the Southwest Center is the Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), which serves as the leading national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The 34th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education will return to an in-person format in Portland, Oregon, from May 31- June 4, 2022.



Join us online on November 2-4, 2022 for a symposium that will bring together the ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy among academic librarians, critical pedagogy scholars, and teaching faculty.


International DEI Conferences 

IFLA World Library and Information Congress

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship conference for professional and trade opportunities in library and information science, with participants from over 120 countries. Professionals can participate in programs and showcases related to international and comparative librarianship and international relations. IFLA is excited to announce it will hold the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in person, in Dublin, Ireland on July 26-29 2022.


International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

Founded in 1993, the Organization Studies Research Network comes together around a common concern for, and a shared interest to explore, new possibilities in knowledge, culture and change management, within the broader context of the nature and future of organizations and their impact on modern society. The upcoming conference will take place online on January 14-15, 2022 with a special focus on: Organizational Memetics: Nature-Centered Perspectives on Organization. Additionally, the 2023 conference will take place at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand on January 19-20, with a special focus on: Rethinking Organizational Resilience

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