Professional Development Committee Bulletin, April 2022

PDC Bulletin,

The PDC Bulletin is compiled by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) to spread the word about professional development resources and opportunities for art information professionals. Your input is welcome. If you have something to share, please email

Upcoming ARLIS/NA Events

  • Summer Educational Institute (Joint Event with VRA): June 20 - June 25, 2022
  • International Relations Committee Study Tour- Athens, Greece: June 26 - July 1, 2022
  • ARLIS/NA Museum Library Division + DLF Cohort Joint Meeting: April 27, 2022, 2pm ET

Calls for Proposals/Papers

  • Art Libraries Section of IFLA - CFP for IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland (July 26-29, 2022)
    • Due April 29, 2022
  • Digital Library Federation 2022 Forum (October 9-13, 2022) Call for Proposals
    • Due April 25, 2022
  • Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library

Call for Papers: We are excited to invite case studies for our forthcoming ACRL book, Children are Welcome Here: Designing Spaces, Policies, & Services to Support Student Parents in the Academic Library (working title), with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2023. If you are an academic librarian who has experience with student parents, we invite you to share your stories, experiences, anecdotes or case studies regarding the presence and needs of parenting students at your institutions. These 100-400 word commentaries will be used throughout the book to illustrate content.

Webinars, Virtual Conferences, and Learning Opportunities Beyond ARLIS/NA

  • International Internet Preservation Consortium Web Archiving Conference
    • Date: May 23-25, 2022, VIRTUAL
  • 2022 Library Association of CUNY Institute (Virtual): Built to Exclude: Confronting Issues of Equity and Otherness in Libraries
    • Date: May 12-13, 2022, VIRTUAL
  • ALISE Leadership Academy Webinar Series: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in LIS: Training the Next Generation of Information Professionals
    • Date: May 17, 2022, 12-1:30pm ET
    • Cost: Free for ALISE members, $50 for non-members
    • Registration
  • ALISE Leadership Academy Webinar Series: Cultural Competence in in Research: from Models to Practice
    • Date: May 10, 2022, 12-1pm ET
    • Cost: Free for ALISE members, $50 for non-members
    • Registration
  • 2022 LD4 Virtual Conference on Linked Data: Linking Global Knowledge
    • Date: July 11-15, 2022, VIRTUAL
  • ACRL Online Course: Critical Information Literacy Instruction in an Age of Misinformation
    • Dates: May 2-27, 2022
    • Cost: ACRL Member $135.85 | ALA Member: $188.10 | Nonmember: $209.00
    • Description: This four-week course will consider what information literacy instruction can be in a world increasingly beset by misinformation and disinformation, with a particular focus on ways to take a more holistic approach to information literacy instruction by integrating critical information literacy, metaliteracy, and mindfulness into our pedagogical work. Critical information literacy, with its focus on the context in which information is produced and disseminated, metaliteracy, with its focus on empowering individuals to consider their own unique role in an information ecosystem, and mindfulness, with its focus on self-reflection and self-awareness, can all be incredibly powerful ways to gain a deeper understanding into how misinformation functions.
  • ACRL Online Course: 13 Things in Instructional Design for Library Instructors
    • Dates: June 6 - July 1, 2022
    • Cost: ACRL Member $135.85 | ALA Member: $188.10 | Nonmember: $209.00
    • Description:  This online course offers a unique approach to instructional design specifically for library instructors. Using their prior knowledge and the context of their institutions, learners will identify what components of instructional design that are particularly relevant to them and then develop those skills accordingly. The four-week course will include asynchronous work culminating in a final project that may be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups.                                                                                                                                                                            

Compiled by the Professional Development Committee: Courtney Hunt (Chair), Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor, Michele Jennings, Martha Neth, Marty Miller, Claire Payne, Anna Boutin-Cooper