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Online Doc ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Final Report

by Trevor Dawes on Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 08:54 am

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is pleased to present its final report that has been submitted to the ALA Executive Board.  We welcome everyone to join us at the ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando (Saturday 6/25/16, 3:00pm in room W224 of the Orange County Convention Center) where will give a brief update.  By the time of this meeting, we will have formally presented the report to the ALA Executive Board. 

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is pleased to present its final report that has been submitted to the ALA Executive Board.  We welcome everyone to join us at the ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando (Saturday 6/25/16, 3:00pm in room W224 of the Orange County Convention Center) where will give a brief update.  By the time of this meeting, we will have formally presented the report to the ALA Executive Board. 

This version of the report may not be completely accessible to those with visual impairments.  We are working on making a more accessible version of the document available and will have that version posted as soon as possible.  Until such time that the accessible version is available, please contact the Task Force co-chairs (Martin Garnar or Trevor A. Dawes) if you'd like a copy of the original MS-Word documents. 

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Discussion Q&A from the Virtual Membership Meeting

by Martin Garnar on Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 02:21 pm

Didn't have a chance to ask a question during the Virtual Membership Meeting?  Post it here and we will respond as soon as we can.

Discussion ALA Task Force Seeks Your Input on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Survey 3)

by Trevor Dawes on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 03:20 pm

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President, Barbara Stripling.  The Task Force is currently in the information-gathering phase.  To aid with information gathering, it has launched a series of short surveys to be conducted at times to coincide with the ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences through 2016.  These surveys are designed to help understand the culture of the association, the profession, and our communities with respect to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President, Barbara Stripling.  The Task Force is currently in the information-gathering phase.  To aid with information gathering, it has launched a series of short surveys to be conducted at times to coincide with the ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences through 2016.  These surveys are designed to help understand the culture of the association, the profession, and our communities with respect to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

We recognize that incidents of racial bias and injustice continue to occur across the country on a regular basis.  This third survey, however, focuses on the economic implications of participating in ALA functions. 

The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TEDI3. Responses will be collected through March 18, 2016. ALA members and non-members are encouraged to participate.

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey, which should take no more than 7 minutes to complete. “Embracing and celebrating diversity, and creating a more inclusive profession have been long-standing goals of the American Library Association.  With your help, we hope to ensure these values are upheld,” said Task Force co-chairs Trevor A. Dawes and Martin L. Garnar.

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s charge is to develop a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among our members, the field of librarianship, and our communities.  The most important Task Force outcome is the public and honest conversation generated by its plan and recommended actions.  The final Task Force report will include recommendations for ensuring that a continuing focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion is embedded throughout the ALA organization.

Questions about the survey can be sent to the Task Force at diversity@ala.org

Should technical issues arise, please contact the ALA Office for Research and Statistics at ors@ala.org or call 1 (800) 545-2433. ext. 4273.

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Discussion Conversation at NCAAL

by Trevor Dawes on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 03:32 pm

Colleagues, 

 
Willie Miller from IUPUI is an attendee here at the NCAAL and is blogging for American Libraries.  Read his blog post about the conversation: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/a-conversation-on-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-ala/
 
Mark and I have notes that we will upload to our ALA Connect space shortly. 
 
Trevor 

Colleagues, 

 
Willie Miller from IUPUI is an attendee here at the NCAAL and is blogging for American Libraries.  Read his blog post about the conversation: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/a-conversation-on-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-ala/
 
Mark and I have notes that we will upload to our ALA Connect space shortly. 
 
Trevor 


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Trevor A. Dawes
Associate University Librarian
Washington University in St. Louis
314.935.4300 - office
tadawes - social media 
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9923-4648

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Discussion 2nd survey from the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion now open!

by Martin Garnar on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 09:42 am

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling.

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling.
Before moving forward with programs, actions, or recommendations, the members of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion believe it is important to understand the culture of the association, the profession, and our communities with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion. These short surveys are an opportunity to include input and ideas from the professional community while complementing the rich data collection efforts of the larger association.

The Task Force recognizes that incidents of racial bias and injustice continue to occur across the country on a regular basis. This survey, however, focuses on planned attendance in Orlando (the location that prompted the creation of the Task Force), but that will have implications for future ALA conference locations. This survey is brief and intended to gather information based on your thoughts regarding conference locations as well as to follow up on responses from the first survey.

The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tfedi2. Responses will be collected through Aug. 15, 2015. ALA members and nonmembers are encouraged to participate.

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey, which should take no more than seven minutes to complete.

“Embracing and celebrating diversity and creating a more inclusive profession have been long-standing goals of the American Library Association. With your help, we hope to ensure these values are upheld,” said Task Force co-Chairs Trevor A. Dawes and Martin L. Garnar.

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s charge is to develop a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity and inclusion among our members, the field of librarianship and our communities. The most important Task Force outcome is the public and honest conversation that generated by its plan and recommended actions. The final Task Force report will include recommendations for ensuring that a continuing focus on equity, diversity and inclusion is embedded throughout the ALA organization.

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File TF-EDI Report to Council for 2015 Annual Conference

by Martin Garnar on Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 06:20 pm

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Discussion Agenda for Annual 2015 Business Meeting

by Martin Garnar on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 07:39 pm

ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

8 to 10 a.m.

Marriott Marquis San Francisco Pacific Suite B

 

ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

8 to 10 a.m.

Marriott Marquis San Francisco Pacific Suite B

 

  1. Introductions – 5 minutes
  2. Review of Agenda – 5 minutes
  3. Resolutions update – 10 minutes
  4. Survey update – 10 minutes
  5. Final program preparations – any questions? – 10 minutes
  6. Planning for Boston, Orlando, and beyond – 20 minutes
    1. Recommendations from REFORMA
    2. Panel on libraries with diversity plans and committees
    3. Desired speakers
    4. Other ideas?
  7. Future projects – 15 minutes
    1. Possible book chapter
    2. NCAAL listening session
  8. Agenda planning for future calls – 20  minutes
    1. Finding a new call time
    2. OfD/OLOS merger
    3. Changing ALA culture
    4. Moving from gathering input to taking action
    5. Other?
  9. Old Business – 5 minutes
  10. New Business – 10 minutes
  11. Adjournment
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Event ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

Business Meeting of the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Discussion Please contribute to YALSA's wiki

by Melissa Cardenas-Dow on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

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YALSA needs your help!  We’re compiling resources on our wiki to help our members improve their services to diverse teens.   If you know of any articles, reports, tools, e-learning, etc. that can help library staff build cultural competence skills and better serve diverse patrons, please share your items on our totally edit-able wiki!  The pages are here:

 

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YALSA needs your help!  We’re compiling resources on our wiki to help our members improve their services to diverse teens.   If you know of any articles, reports, tools, e-learning, etc. that can help library staff build cultural competence skills and better serve diverse patrons, please share your items on our totally edit-able wiki!  The pages are here:

 

Serving Diverse Teens: http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Serving_Diverse_Teens_@_Your_Library

Cultural Competence: http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Cultural_Competence

 

Thank you for your help and for all you do to ensure that all teens have access to library services and resources!

 

Thanks,

-Beth

 

 

Beth Yoke, CAE

Executive Director

Young Adult Library Services Association

50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611

1.800.545.2433 x4391

fax: 312.280.5276

byoke@ala.org

@yalsa_director

Read our report on the future of library services for & with teens www.ala.org/yaforum/project-report  

 

 

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Event Update from the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at RNVC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 01:04 pm

Update from the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at RNVC
Facilitated by Task Force members: Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Alanna Aiko Moore and Mark Puente 
Saturday, April 4th 8:45-9:45 AM 

Update from the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at RNVC
Facilitated by Task Force members: Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Alanna Aiko Moore and Mark Puente 
Saturday, April 4th 8:45-9:45 AM 
In 2014, ALA formed a task force with a charge to "develop a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among our members, the field of librarianship, and our communities.  The most important Task Force outcome is the public and honest conversation that will be generated by its plan and recommended actions." Please join members of the task force for an update on current activities and a listening session to get your feedback and suggestions for their future work.

 

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