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TRLN Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 9:45 am Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

“Caring for Our Communities, Our Spaces, Ourselves”

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30. This year’s theme will be “Caring for Our Communities, Our Spaces, Ourselves.”

The meeting will feature two speakers, a University Librarian panel discussion related to the theme, and a student panel discussion about privacy, equity, and surveillance capitalism. During the subsequent or prior weeks, we will offer one to three workshops, including REI Groundwater and a workshop facilitated by the Library Freedom Institute. 

More details about the meeting and registration will be added to this page soon. If you have any questions, please contact


Registration for the annual meeting and both workshops will open on July 6 and are required. Prior to the annual meeting, registrants will receive Zoom information for the sessions and workshops via email. This page will be updated with information when we open registration.

Schedule & Program

The call for proposals is currently open. Learn more about how to submit a proposal by June 18. The schedule will be added to this page on July 2.


Jessamyn Stanley – speaking on Thursday, July 29 – is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, wellness expert, writer of Every Body Yoga and entrepreneur that empowers audiences to break down barriers; both that society has set and those they have set for themselves. 

Fred Stutzman – speaking on Friday, July 30 – is founder and CEO of Freedom, an app and website blocker to increase productivity and wellbeing by reducing digital distractions. Prior to founding Freedom, Stutzman was a researcher and faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University.


As part of the annual meeting, we will be offering the Racial Equity Institute’s Groundwater Presentation and a workshop hosted by the Library Freedom Institute about privacy and surveillance issues. You will be able to register for each of these workshops when we open registration for the annual meeting on July 6.

LFI Privacy Workshop
Monday, July 19 10:00am – 12:00pm
Via Zoom
You can register for this workshop using the annual meeting registration form. Registrants will be sent additional information from TRLN staff prior to the workshop to confirm their registration and share other details.

REI Groundwater Presentation
Wednesday, July 21 9:00am – 12:00pm
Via Zoom
There is 100 participant cap and you can indicate your interest for this workshop using the annual meeting registration. Indicating interest does not guarantee a spot. TRLN staff will follow up with registrants to confirm Groundwater registration.

Respectful Space

TRLN is dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion—and not limited to these aspects. Our consortium does not tolerate any form of harassment. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any TRLN event. Any participants violating this policy may,  at the discretion of the organizer or facilitator, be asked to leave a TRLN event. Read the full Respectful Space Statement.