Day 3 December 9, 2021

Premier Sponsor – Clarivate

Thursday, December 9, 2021 Leading

Zoom Networking 9:30 - 10:00 am - Sponsored by EBSCO

Welcome / Announcements 10:05 - 10:15 am

Session 11 – Trust and Verify: A Roadmap towards Accountability – 10:15 - 11:15 am
Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Innovation Lab, Government Accountability Office
and / or
Dr. Farahnaaz Khakoo-Mouse, Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office

As a nation, we have yet to grasp the full benefits or unwanted effects of artificial intelligence. AI is widely used, but how do we know it's working appropriately? This report identifies key accountability practices—centered around the principles of governance, data, performance, and monitoring—to help federal agencies and others use AI responsibly. For example, the governance principle calls for users to set clear goals and engage with diverse stakeholders. To develop these practices, we held a forum on AI oversight with experts from government, industry, and nonprofits. We also interviewed federal inspector general officials and AI experts.
Access to the GAO report on this topic is at the following:


Sponsored Break - 11:15 - 11:30 am - Sponsored by Third Iron

MLC Business Meeting – 11:30 am - 12:30 pm – Sponsored by Clarivate

The SLA President, SLA Director of Engagement, and the MLC Chair will provide brief updates. A brief MLC Business Meeting will also take place. 

Catherine Lavallee-Welch, SLA President
Jordan Burghardt, SLA Director of Engagement
Greta Braungard, MLC Chair

Session 12 – Location Intelligence: Using Data Visualization Tools and Maps – 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Paulette Haiser, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Meagan Snow, Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian, Library of Congress


Lightning Round – 1:30 - 1:45 pm

Developing a Leadership Toolkit

Julie Arrighetti, Chief Librarian, Ralph J. Bunche Library, U.S. Department of State


Sponsored Break - 1:45 - 2:00 pm - Sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry 


Session 13 – Adapting to COVID: A Panel of Military Sci-Tech Librarians – 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Military Sci-Tech Librarians discuss their challenges during the pandemic and lessons learned going forward.

Travis Ferrell, Moderator, Director, Military Libraries Training Workshop 2021
Gloria Miller, MLS, Command Librarian, U.S. Army Futures Command
Amber Collins, USACE Library Program Manager, Office of the CIO/G-6, Headquarters


Session 14 – Collection Right-Sizing – 3:00 - 3:45 pm
When discussions arose for a new academic building at the U.S. Army War College, the opportunity was presented to review the 165,000 item collection in our holdings. We reviewed the materials and decided that 65,000 was a more reasonable collection size for our patron audience. This presentation will walk through the marketing, planning, logistics, and more, in regards to this project to remove 100,000 items.

Greta Braungard, Director, Academic Scholarship, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

2021 MLTW Wrap Up – 3:45 - 4:00 pm

MLTW Planning Committee After Action Report Meeting 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Only available for members of the MLTW Planning Committee and the MLC Board.