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Discussion COD Midwinter 2015 Meeting Minutes

by Alanna Aiko Moore on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 06:56 pm
in ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Hi all--

Attached and below please find the draft minutes from the COD 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Many thanks to the wonderful Jose Miguel Ruiz for taking minutes and being a fabulous intern! 

 

COD members should review the minutes before the meeting on Monday, March 9 and edit and make suggestions as needed.  In particular, please do be sure to look at the action items.

 

Many thanks!

Alanna

_______________________

 

Hi all--

Attached and below please find the draft minutes from the COD 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Many thanks to the wonderful Jose Miguel Ruiz for taking minutes and being a fabulous intern! 

 

COD members should review the minutes before the meeting on Monday, March 9 and edit and make suggestions as needed.  In particular, please do be sure to look at the action items.

 

Many thanks!

Alanna

_______________________

 

Agenda
Committee on Diversity
2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting Chicago, IL

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
McCormick Place West, W187c
Alanna Aiko Moore, Chair Presiding

Committee Roster:

Alanna Aiko Moore (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Mrs. Sandy Avila (Member, December 19, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Ms. Cassandra G. Barnett (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Mr. Matthew P. Ciszek (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Eboni Dickerson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Mr. Ed Garcia (Member, December 19, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Ms. Esther L. Gil (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Mrs. April Grey (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Dr. Binh P. Le (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Sam Leif (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Mr. Mike L. Marlin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Dale K. McNeill (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Dr. Lori S. Mestre (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Lessa K. Pelayo-Lozada (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Mr. Steven D. Yates (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Todd Deck (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)

Mr. Jose Miguel Ruiz (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Michelle Harrell Washington (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2013, to June 30, 2020)

Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to January 30, 2015)

 

Charge: To provide a forum to research, monitor, discuss, and address national diversity issues and trends. To analyze and address the impact of diversity issues and trend on the profession, and the relevance and effectiveness of library leadership, library organizations and library services to an increasingly diverse society. To provide to Council and ALA membership information, needed for the establishment of ALA policies, actions and initiatives related to national diversity issues and trends. To encourage and facilitate diversity in ALA membership and the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce in the profession as a whole. To encourage and facilitate diversity in ALA leadership and leadership development. To facilitate a broad awareness of how and why diversity is unequivocally linked to all ALA areas of concern such as intellectual freedom, education and continual learning, literary and equity of access. To work collaboratively with the ALA president, ALA Council, ALA Divisions, ALA Offices and Units, ALA Round Tables, ALA Committees, and ALA Affiliates. To serve in an advisory capacity to the director of the Office for Diversity to (1) support the role of the Office for Diversity as the clearinghouse for ALA’s diversity resources, contacts, and information exchange, (2) monitor the implementation, progress and ongoing evaluation of ALA national diversity initiatives and programs, and (3) plan, support and encourage conference programs, activities and special events.

 

All-Subcommittee Agenda

  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
  • Alanna Aiko Moore
  • Michelle Harrell Washington
  1. SHORT REPORTS BY SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRS
  • Diversity Council – Megan Drake
  • Diversity Research Grant - LaVerne Gray
  • Spectrum Advisory Council – Holly Smith
  1. UPDATE from the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (TF-EDI)– Melissa Cardenas-Dow
  2. UPDATE from the Diversity Member Initiative Group – Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Committee on Diversity Agenda

 

Attendees: Alanna Aiko Moore (Chair), Ed Garcia, Mike Marlin, Cassandra Barnett, Lori Mestre, April Grey, Matthew Ciszek, Steven Yates, Michelle Harrell Washington, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Eugenia Beh,  Miguel Ruiz (Intern)

 

  1. INTRODUCTIONS

Members Rotating-off: Chris Bourg; Tiffany Bradford-Oldham

New Members: Ed Garcia; Sandy Avila

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS ITEMS
  • ALA Strategic Planning
    • 3 Directions: Advocacy, Information Policy, Professional & Leadership Development
    • COD Make certain that diversity is addressed by strategic plan
    • Information Policy and Professional Leadership Development draft documents available mid-April
      • COD will review documents
      • ACTION: preliminary discussion at February COD meeting

 

  • TF-EDI
    • Discussion on COD involvement
      • Engage closely with task force (currently reporting directly to council)
      • COD need to see TF-EDI report to Council
      • ACTION: Matt will forward TF-EDI Report to Council
      • ACTION: Alanna working with OD Michelle, Trevor, and Martin to build/streamline communication (reporting to COD)

 

  • Diversity MIG
    • Melissa taken leadership of group and working on growing membership (formed 2012)
    • Mobilize MIG to work on big projects (e.g. non-committee members)
    • ACTION:  Mobilize to help grow list of diversity resources for OFD (Alanna will discuss with Melissa-send feedback for ideas)
    • ACTION: All COD members should join MIG through ALA Connect

 

  • Review of Available Resolutions for COD support/feedback
    • Directory of OFD traditionally compiles resolutions for COD review
    • Matt & Mike present and summarize pertinent resolutions
      • Resolution for a National Dialogue on Racism, Gun Violence, and Police/Community Relations (Mike e-mailed draft to COD listserve)
        • Feedback: Including direct language on actions to be taken beyond encouraging
        • Endorsement in Principle: All-in-favor (passes)
        • ACTION: Members e-mail Mike with feedback
        • ACTION: Mike will send to PLA, AASL
        • Tribute Resolution to Ferguson Library
          • Does not require an ALA Council vote
          • COD endorsement: all-in-favor (passes)
          • ACTION: Alanna will send resolution e-mail to COD listserve
          • Resolution Denouncing Recent Attacks on Charlie Hebdo and Other Attacks on the Freedom of Expression
          • Internet Filtering-new interpretation of Library Bill of Rights (Intellectual Freedom Committee)
          • Labelling Interpretations
            • Cataloging Changes
            • Rating Systems
              • Violations of intellectual freedom and taking away access to groups of individuals
              • ENDA Resolution
                • Withdrawing ENDA resolution. Washington Office/ACLU requested to postpone until ALA Annual
                • Stronger Congress Legislation forthcoming
                • ACTION: Matt will request ALA Talking Points
                • No COD action needed on Internet Filtering/Labelling/Rating System Resolutions
                • ACTION: All COD members need to subscribe to ALA Council listserve
                • ACTION: Alanna will send instructions on how to be added to ALA Council Listserve

 

  1. ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS
  • Diversity Council proposal
    • Diversity Council to disband & Has 100% support from Ethnic Caucuses.
    • Megan working on COD proposal to merge memberships (14 DC/18 COD). February 6th deadline for groups to evaluate proposal
    • ACTION: Review proposal at February COD meeting

 

  1. CURRENT WORKPLAN DISCUSSIONS
  • Plan and point people: http://connect.ala.org/node/230166
  • Improve Research Project Awareness (Steve & Lori)
    • Reviewed past recipients and divided award years and begun contacting previous recipients
      • Question: Database not comprehensive. Where is research going to go?
        • Existing list of award winners
        • LaVerne Spectrum Ph.D Scholars willing to work on compiling information (finding 12 years’ research)
        • Question: Who receives copies of presentation reports?
        • ACTION: Office of Diversity (Michelle) will send reports to Lori and be involved in Feb. 15 e-mail
    • Improve the Visibility of Diversity Programming at annual (Matt)
      • Model after Feminist Task-Force e-mail blast
      • ACTION: Group will get together after MW and pull together programming information. Send out to Council list, Connect, etc.
      • ACTION: Send information to Mary Mckay-Marketing Director
      • ALA working on centralized presentation portal
        • COD oversight to assure diversity is represented
    • Create/Sponsor presentation at ALA Annual (Matt)
      • OFD slot open (update description and title)
      • ACTION: Matt reach out to Ethnic Caucuses & TF-EDI to get on as co-sponsor programs
      • ACTION: Send a call for COD members to get involved in co-sponsoring conversation
    • Building OFD’s online diversity offerings
      • Continuously improve throughout the year
      • ACTION: COD think about ideas for robust professional development webinar opportunities for diversity trainings.
    • Skipped Items 5, 6, 7

 

  1. UPDATES & VISITS
  • ALA Washington Office (Sarah)
    • Feedback from COD
      • Assure barriers are not present for diversity. ALA presentations in new centralized proposals model
      • Assure diversity is included in every aspect of ALA Strategic Plan
      • Deeper COD connections with TF-EDI
      • Washington Office Report: New Congress ESCA reauthorization and STEM Act reintroduction
      • Liaison Reports (if applicable) (DID NOT DISCUSS)
        • COD/COE working group
        • Volunteers needed: Advocacy Committee and Legislative Committee

 

  1. ADDITIONAL ITEMS
    1. ACTION: Alanna will evaluate Cassandra’s COD e-mail access
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Discussion ALA Leadership Institute: Leading to the Future

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 05:01 pm
in Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders. The 2015 institute will be led again by past ALA President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.

The institute will include a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.  

The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders. The 2015 institute will be led again by past ALA President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.

The institute will include a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.  

The 2015 ALA Leadership Institute will take place August 9-13 at the Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois.The 2015 application process is now open. Applications will be accepted through April 8, 2015. Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer.

"I left with practical tools that I can use immediately. The participants were some of the best thinkers in the profession. I learned a great deal from their rich experiences."

Participants in the program will…

  • Return to their institution with greater self-awareness and self-confidence, equipped with better skills for leading, coaching, collaborating, and engaging within their organizations and in their communities.
  • Return to their communities as better leaders, prepared to identify, develop, and implement solutions which will benefit all stakeholders.
  • Have the opportunity to form a vibrant learning community and network, which is an essential element of effective leadership development

Selection Criteria

The selection committee reviews applications to select a participant mix based on type of library (public, academic, school, special, etc.), organizational responsibility, geography, gender, and race/ethnicity. This selective process is based on demonstrated leadership potential, professional achievement and community or campus involvement.  Particular attention will be given to applicants’ personal statements as well as those of their references.  In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an MLS or equivalent degree
  • Have at least 5 years of post-MLS library work experience
  • Have a letter of support from his/her employer
  • Be ready to assume a higher administrative or managerial role
  • Be an ALA member at time of application
  • Be able to attend the Institute in Itasca, IL

Selected participants are mid-career librarians ready to assume a higher administrative or managerial role, with some history of community or campus involvement.

Cost per participant is $1,200 including lodging, all meals, materials, and a free one-year membership to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA).

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Discussion Voting is now Open

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:33 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Voting for the Ignite program proposals is now open through March 31st.  Selected proposals will be announced in early April.

---> In addition to browsing the list below, you can also sort the proposals by title or date.

Your votes will count for 30% of the total, while ALA staff votes will also count for 30%. The ALA Conference Committee will weigh in with 40% of the votes.

Voting for the Ignite program proposals is now open through March 31st.  Selected proposals will be announced in early April.

---> In addition to browsing the list below, you can also sort the proposals by title or date.

Your votes will count for 30% of the total, while ALA staff votes will also count for 30%. The ALA Conference Committee will weigh in with 40% of the votes.

Learn about all of the exciting things happening at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference and register today!

You can view the 2015 Annual Conversation Starter proposals.

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Zine Library 101!

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:32 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: Zines – DIY, self-published works – represent an exciting, accessible forum for self-expression. Curious to explore how indie print media can bring transformative creativity to your library?

Description: Zines – DIY, self-published works – represent an exciting, accessible forum for self-expression. Curious to explore how indie print media can bring transformative creativity to your library?

At Art Center College of Design, zines are an integral part of the library’s collection, programming, and outreach. Evaluation has demonstrated that patrons value this nontraditional element, particularly zine workshops that enable students to add work to the collection. This session will inspire you to consider how to integrate zines into your library and features examples of zines from Art Center’s collection, including zines created at workshops funded by a recent IMLS grant.

Presenter: Simone Fujita

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Cataloging
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Outreach Services
  • Librarianship
  • Collection Development

Additional comments:

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Compliance in the Academy: Science Librarians serving on campus research protections committees

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:32 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: At a research university the separation between current knowledge of the faculty’s involvement in the funding of research and the subject librarians’ focus on building a subject collection in that area reduces subject liaison effectiveness. One remedy is to have a librarian serve on the institutional review committee(s) that help oversee the research proposals.

Description: At a research university the separation between current knowledge of the faculty’s involvement in the funding of research and the subject librarians’ focus on building a subject collection in that area reduces subject liaison effectiveness. One remedy is to have a librarian serve on the institutional review committee(s) that help oversee the research proposals. Benefits include:  monthly contact with the faculty as a peer, evaluation of research proposals allows an active use of subject knowledge, and increased visibility of the library in the research funding process. Learn to become part of your campus’s research funding life cycle.

Presenter: John Sisson

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Special
  • Research Library

Subjects:

  • Collection Development
  • Reference Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Networking
  • Funding

Additional comments

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Outreach - Keep It Simple, Stupid

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:31 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: Outreach. We know we need to do it. Studies and our own experience show that most Americans are ignorant about the services of a 21st century library. But we're so busy IN the library, how could we ever find the time to get OUT of the library and into the community?

Description: Outreach. We know we need to do it. Studies and our own experience show that most Americans are ignorant about the services of a 21st century library. But we're so busy IN the library, how could we ever find the time to get OUT of the library and into the community?

Here's the secret: effective outreach can be as simple as having a conversation. Based on the Unexpected Library Project, a six month pilot program exploring non-traditional outreach for the Los Angeles Public Library, I'll explain how you can get started doing incredible outreach with just an hour a week.

Presenter: Mary Abler

Types of libraries:

  • Association
  • State Library
  • Regional System
  • Public
  • Nonprofit
  • Museum

Subjects:

  • Adult Services
  • Youth Services
  • Young Adult Services
  • Urban Libraries
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Social Change
  • Reference Services
  • Public Services
  • Public Relations
  • Outreach Services
  • Marketing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Community Engagement

Additional comments: This Ignite talk is based on a six month pilot program at the Los Angeles Public Library - the Unexpected Library Project.

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Crowdfunding, Dogs and Social Media : A Successful Formula for Engaging Students, the Community and the Library

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:31 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: During finals week, the library hosts a “Pause for Paws” stress reduction event for exam weary students. Community volunteers come to the library to share their therapy dogs with students who light up when they pet these friendly dogs. The volunteers love the contact with bright, enthusiastic students, and it’s hard to tell who is having more fun, the students, dogs or volunteers. The library’s social media statistics spike through the roof at this time like at no other.

Description: During finals week, the library hosts a “Pause for Paws” stress reduction event for exam weary students. Community volunteers come to the library to share their therapy dogs with students who light up when they pet these friendly dogs. The volunteers love the contact with bright, enthusiastic students, and it’s hard to tell who is having more fun, the students, dogs or volunteers. The library’s social media statistics spike through the roof at this time like at no other. A crowdfunding campaign raised funds to keep the program going and expand to other parts of campus.

Presenter: Ann Hubble

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Community College

Subjects:

  • iends Groups
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Public Relations
  • Partnerships
  • Outreach Services

Additional comments:

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Click It, No More Tick It: Using Gimlet Desk Statistics in your Library

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:31 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: The Circulation Department in the Chesnutt Library at Fayetteville State University first piloted and then implemented a low cost, web-based tool called “Gimlet” to record statistics on all encounters at its Public Services units.

Description: The Circulation Department in the Chesnutt Library at Fayetteville State University first piloted and then implemented a low cost, web-based tool called “Gimlet” to record statistics on all encounters at its Public Services units.

The system replaced an outmoded and inaccurate pen-and-paper statistics system. After using Gimlet, all the Public Services divisions (Circulation, Reference, & Archives) are able to contribute towards the improvement of overall library services.  Gimlet is an easy statistics tracker and knowledge base tool that allows libraries to staff their desks wisely.  This presentation details the features, strengths and limitations of Gimlet. 

Presenter: Velappan Velappan

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Undergraduate
  • Special
  • Research Library
  • Public
  • Community College

Subjects:

  • Adult Services
  • Technology
  • Research and Statistics
  • Reference Services
  • Public Services
  • Information Commons
  • Archives

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Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Adventures Beyond the Library Echo Chamber

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:31 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: What do Burning Man, SXSW Interactive, and airplanes have to do with libraries? On the surface nothing obvious, but when we let our librar* flag wave loud and proud we discover these are ripe spaces to engage with communities unaccustomed to the wonders of contemporary libraries. Sharing eclectic professional development opportunities with librarian comrades is exhilarating and a crucial action to keep this profession from expiring of stale nostalgia and reluctance to adaptive change.

Description: What do Burning Man, SXSW Interactive, and airplanes have to do with libraries? On the surface nothing obvious, but when we let our librar* flag wave loud and proud we discover these are ripe spaces to engage with communities unaccustomed to the wonders of contemporary libraries. Sharing eclectic professional development opportunities with librarian comrades is exhilarating and a crucial action to keep this profession from expiring of stale nostalgia and reluctance to adaptive change. This is an invitation to be an exploratory librarian and embark on new adventures beyond the library silos together!

Presenter: Andrea Davis

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Advocacy
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Social Change
  • Facilitation
  • Community Engagement

Additional comments: As an active participant and speaker in/outside libraries, the material and experiences have been collected and shared successfully over 7 years.

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Research Librarians Exhibiting Their Knowledge: Research Library Exhibition Program Training

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:30 pm
in Vote for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite sessions

Description: At UC Irvine we have a library exhibit program that involves the subject librarians directly in creating exhibits about research topics in their disciplines. We have a dedicated exhibit space in the lobby of our library and present a new scholarly exhibit every 6 months. The Exhibits teams trains and supports research librarians as curators. The topics of the exhibits range from histories of departmental research, current research topics, partnering with timely research symposia, and illuminating special subject areas in the library collection.

Description: At UC Irvine we have a library exhibit program that involves the subject librarians directly in creating exhibits about research topics in their disciplines. We have a dedicated exhibit space in the lobby of our library and present a new scholarly exhibit every 6 months. The Exhibits teams trains and supports research librarians as curators. The topics of the exhibits range from histories of departmental research, current research topics, partnering with timely research symposia, and illuminating special subject areas in the library collection. Librarians get an in-house research opportunity and educate the public about their liaison departments and subject areas.

Presenter: John Sisson

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Research Library

Subjects:

  • Archives
  • Training
  • Public Relations
  • Community Engagement
  • Collection Development

Additional comments: I an the Head of the Exhibits Team and have trained over 10 research librarians to develop and compose  highly regarded library exhibits.

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