Oberlin Group of Library Directors Annual Meeting
October 3-5, 2022 | Mount Holyoke – Smith – Amherst Colleges
Meetings will be held at Mount Holyoke on Monday, Smith on Tuesday and Amherst on Wednesday. Shuttle buses will be available Monday evening to transport meeting attendees from Mount Holyoke to Hotel Northampton, and on Wednesday morning from Hotel Northampton to Amherst College.
Session location information will be added soon. Printed programs will be provided upon arrival.
|2:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Oberlin Group Board of Directors|
|2 – 6 p.m.||Registration|
|3 – 4:30 p.m.||Tours of Museum, Makerspace, Library, Archives, Language & Culture Commons|
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Orientation for New Directors|
|4:30 – 5:45 p.m.||MHC Reception|
|6 – 8 p.m.||Dinner|
Day 2 (Tuesday, October 4) – all sessions will be held at Smith College, Neilson Library
|9 – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome|
|9:15 – 9:30 a.m.||Group Photo|
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||Tour of Neilson Library|
|10:45 a.m. – Noon||Keynote and Interactive sessions
Elliot Felix, founder of higher ed strategy consultancy brightspot and author of How to Get the Most Out of College, will be our keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Elliot will start with a vision for the future of higher education, sharing stories and stats on our most pressing challenges and as well as our most promising solutions. Throughout, there will be time for polls, questions, discussions, and breaks so that we a chance to share and learn. Following this, Elliot will facilitate a workshop activity and discussion. In it, we’ll cover how our institutions must transform our spaces, collections, technology, services, and partnerships to increase student wellness, fostering belonging, supporting creativity, and enabling student learning and success.
|12 – 1 p.m.||Lunch & free time|
|1 – 2:45 p.m.||Keynote and interactive sessions
Shared Experience; small levers that can make significant differences in student experiences and engagement.
|2:45 – 3:15 p.m.||Break|
|3:15 – 4:15 p.m.||Martin Garnar, Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color|
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||Business Meeting|
|5:30 – 6:30 p.m.||Reception|
Day 3 (Wednesday, October 5) – all sessions will be held at Amherst College
|8:15 - 9 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9 - 12 p.m.||Opportunities for informal conversation and connection. Using an unconference approach, those who are interested in continuing conversations from earlier sessions will have the chance to do so. We will also provide information about walking trails and other amenities on the Amherst campus for those who want to spend time in reflection or who wish to explore the Amherst facilities, including the library.|
|12 - 12:30 p.m.||Boxed Lunches for Pick Up|