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Midwinter 2012 Committee on Diversity Business Meeting 2 Agenda

Agenda
Committee On Diversity Business Meeting
2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 8:00am-10:00am             
Dallas Convention Center, Room A 303
Alex Rivera, Chair Presiding

 

Committee Roster:

Alexandra P. Rivera (Chair, 2011 - 2012)
Dr. Mustafa Abdelwahid (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Mr. Mario Anibal Ascencio (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Latasha Baker (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Deepa Banerjee (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Ms. Holly Cole Okuhara (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Roberto Carlos Delgadillo (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Sol Antonio Gomez (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Shelley R. Harrell (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Mrs. Allene F. Hayes (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Ms. Darcell Little (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Dale K. McNeill (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Emma Mejia (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Sandy Wee (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Stacie Mari Williams (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Audrey Barbakoff (Intern, 2011 - 2013)
Tina S. Chan (Intern, 2010 - 2012)
Ms. Courtney L. Young (ALA Executive Board Liaison, 2011 - 2012)

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.

Committee on Diversity Agenda

1.  INTRODUCTIONS

2.  ASSIGNMENT OF RECORDER FOR MINUTES

3.  ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

  • 2012 Committee Activities
    • Letter to President commending Executive Order, “Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce”
    • 2012 ALA Annual Conference Programs
      • Diversity Town Hall
    • Review of Available Council Resolutions

4.  REPORTS FROM SUBCOMMITTEES

  • Diversity Council, Michelle Baildon
  • Diversity Research Grant, Robert Bremer
  • Spectrum Advisory Council, Chisa Uyeki

5.  UPDATES FROM DIVISION DIVERSITY COMMITTEES / TASKFORCES/ ROUND TABLES

  • ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Taskforce—Charlene Maxey-Harris, Chair
  • LLAMA Diversity Taskforce
    • Report submitted and accepted by LLAMA Executive Board
  • AASL Diversity in the Organization Taskforce
    • Report submitted and accepted by AASL Executive Board
  • EMIERT—Rebecca Stuhr, Liaison

6.  Reports from Assembly Liaisons

  • Advocacy Coordinating Group—Latasha Baker
  • Legislation Assembly—Mario Ascencio
  • Library Education Assembly—Roberto Delgadillo
  • Recruitment Assembly—Holly Cole Okuhara
  • Committee on Education Working Group—Darcell Little and Alex Rivera
  • Planning and Budget Assembly—Dale McNeill

7.  NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

8.  ADJOURNMENT