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Events sponsored by Libraries Assembly are organized by the Professional Affairs Committee (PAC). PAC plans professional development, enrichment and networking programs for library staff across campus library systems. PAC also hosts refreshments for the Libraries Assembly’s annual business meeting. LA events are open to all library staff.


2021-2022 events:

Libraries Assembly Annual Business Meeting: June 7, 9:30a-11:00am (patio between Perkins and Bostock)

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)

Are you interested in learning more about neurodiversity and disability at Duke? 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.

View a list of previous events.