Welcome to CALM

The Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) strives to fill a gap in the academic library professional development landscape by focusing on practical management skills and concrete practices. There is a significant focus in academic libraries on “leadership;” this conference is interested in the practical skills of management that impact the day-to-day work of departments and units within academic libraries. 

We see the practice of management as a set of skills and dispositions developing over time through ongoing education, community sharing, and critical reflection. CALM offers a venue to collaborate with library managers across various academic institutions to imagine solutions to local problems.

We acknowledge that our profession has a varied history with diversity, equity, and inclusion. CALM seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming space which encourages diversity of ideas and thought. We invite participation from individuals of all ethnicities, countries of origin, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, physical appearances, body sizes, economic backgrounds, scholarly or professional backgrounds, employment, and other differences.

This conference is for current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those that aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

The conference will be held during the week of March 15, 2021.

Inaugural Sponsors

We are grateful to our inaugural institutional sponsors, whose support has made this conference possible.

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University of California Riverside
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Is your institution interested in being an inaugural sponsor? Please view more details here.

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