15 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 2018 who might be most able to come together to address our current and emerging challenges. We often come together to work on problems, though we do not tend to reach across the boundaries of domains, professions, or organizations to tap the wealth of relevant skills. What could it look like if we did that? As an example, the roundtable below is set for digital practice with research data management in mind. The listed domains and strengths of each are only examples. The beauty of a roundtable is that there is no head—when we come to the roundtable, we should determine roles and responsibilities based on the nature of the problems and our cumulative needs as those evolve. People may come and go over the phases of a project someone who convenes a group may not lead it. An inclusive roundtable enables us to come together and play to our strengths. Professional inclusion is like a trip to the candy store for engaging in good digital practice—who would we like to work with? Through an ongoing learning process and an open search for contributors, we will discover common interests, overlapping members, and intersecting objectives. A question we should ask sooner and more often is: who is not at the table and why? We may believe that we are being as inclusive as possible… but intending and achieving can be a distance away from each other.
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