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Past PAC Events

2021-2022 events:
Libraries Assembly Annual Business Meeting
June 7, 9:30a-11:00am
This was first annual meeting since 2019 and an opportunity to hear from LA leaders about Assembly work during that past year as well as plans for the future! Election results will be announced as well!

Libraries Assembly-Duke Disability Alliance program on neurodiversity and disability at Duke
March 30th, 2:00-3:15 PM (via zoom)
Join us for a presentation and panel discussion, hosted by the Duke Disability Alliance (DDA) and Libraries Assembly (LA), on neurodiversity and disability issues in higher education, plus student activism efforts to create a more accessible and inclusive campus culture. Participants will include Meera Gangasani and Simran Prakash, undergraduate student leaders in the Duke Disability Alliance (DDA), and Zachary Tumlin, Project Archivist at Duke and formal Disability self-advocate and accessibility specialist. (Zoom information sent via email.)

DEI Efforts at Duke’s Libraries: A Call to Act, a Space to Reflect
Fall, 2021-Winter, 2022 (via zoom)
Building on the momentum of DUL’s “DivEing-In to the Racial Justice Roadmap” series that took place during the 2020-21 academic year, the Libraries Assembly and DivE-In (DUL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council) have teamed up to create a space for community reflection in a series of lightning talks, “DEI Efforts at Duke’s Libraries: A Call to Act, a Space to Reflect.” Using the following four areas of focus, library staff from across Duke University were invited to share highlights from recent conferences or trainings, discuss current or future projects, or generally discuss their work toward departmental goals and objectives with a DEI focus. Our hope is that this series provided a space to share ideas and to foster collaboration.
1. Recruitment and Retention (September 29, 2021)
2. Collections and Description (October 27, 2021)
3. Research and Instruction (January 26, 2022)
4. Libraries as Inclusive Spaces (February 23, 2022)

Town Hall with Duke Libraries Directors
Wednesday, November 17 (via zoom)
A virtual Town Hall meeting with Deborah Jakubs (Duke University Libraries) and professional school library directors Katie Benjamin (Divinity School Library), Carlton Brown (Ford Library), Megan von Isenburg (Medical Center Library and Archives), and Alex Zhang (Goodson Law Library). The event included brief remarks by each of the panelists, dialog among them, pre-submitted questions from libraries staff, and opportunities for the audience to pose questions.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Campus Library Tours

August 9: Perkins Library

September 20: Medical Center Library

October 25: Divinity School Library

November 30: Virtual Tour of the Marine Lab Library

Summer Conference Lightning Talk Brown Bag

Tuesday, August 23 at 12pm

Several library staff presented brief talks on summer conferences attended.

Shaping Your Online Identity

February 20, 2017 at 3:00pm

Presentation on managing and promoting a professional online identity using Scholars@Duke and other tools.

“From Osler’s Library to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine: Library Relevancy in the 21st Century.”

April 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Talk by Chris Lyons, Osler Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine

“The Arabic Collection in the Library of Congress”

April 12, 2017 at 12:00pm

Talk by Muhannad Salhi, Arab World Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress. Part of the Archives of Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean Series, Hosted by the History Department and co-sponsored by PAC and the Triangle Seminar on the Histories of Muslim Societies and Communities

Librarians Assembly Coffee Break: Proposed Changes to Librarians Assembly Bylaws

April 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Discussion of proposed changes to bylaws prior to vote by assembly on changes.

National Library Legislation Day: Take Action for Libraries

May 1, 2017 at 9am

ALA advocacy event bringing supporters of libraries together with legislators; webcast of the keynote address and issue briefings.

2015-2016 Academic Year

Conference Lightning Talks

August 25, 2015

Seven library staff presented lightning talks on the highlights of the summer conferences they had attended.

Open Access Panel

October 21, 2015

Panel discussion on library projects and initiatives supporting open access.

Campus Library Tours

April 12: Ford Library at the Fuqua School of Business

“Integration and High-Impact: Educational Practices for Student Success” ACRL/ULS Webinar

May 5, 2016

Webinar discussion of definitions and examples of high-impact educational practices.

Librarians Assembly Annual Meeting

May 24, 2016

Campus Library Tours

June 14: Music Library and Lilly Library

July 12: Law Library

2014-2015 Academic Year

Conference Lightning Talks

August 18th, 2014

Ten library staff presented lightning talks on the highlights of the summer conferences they had attended.

Digitizing the Women’s Liberation Movement: A Conversation with Movement Leader Alix Kates Shulman

September 10, 2014

Developing Librarians for 21st Century Scholarship: a Brownbag Conversation with Alex Gil

November 3rd, 2014

Co-sponsored event with Digital Scholarship Service. Alex led a conversation about the “developing librarian” project at Columbia and why, and how, librarians and libraries will need to change (and are changing) to confront new research realities.

Duke’s Global Mobility: How Are We Fostering Intercultural Competencies? : A Panel Discussion

November 12, 2014

Co-sponsored with the Duke International House, DukeEngage & Duke Global Education for Undergraduates. Leaders in Duke’s International programs discussed their work and thinking about ways in which new educational opportunities abroad call for increased cultural competencies.

Post-Port Reflections from the Floating Librarian

March 5th, 2015

Catherine Shreve shared her experience and information for interested library staff about serving as a librarian on the semester-at-sea program in Fall 2014.

Invitation to the Duke Library Writing Group Event

April 17th, 2015

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, professor in the Thompson Writing Program, shared insight and tips with librarians about running writing groups, giving good feedback, and sustaining professional writing projects.

Librarians Assembly Annual Meeting

May 14th, 2015

2013-2014 Academic Year

#noemail with Paul Jones

September 25, 2013

Duke’s Global Endeavors at Home and Around the World

November 18, 2013

PAC Presents: The Digital Public Library of America and You: Getting Involved as a User, Contributor and Advocate

February 4, 2014