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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

This message was in a listserv that our members may not be part of.

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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:

 

This message was in a listserv that our members may not be part of.

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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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Online Doc TF-EDI 3/9/2015 Meeting Agenda

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

TF-EDI Agenda for 3/9/15

We Need Diverse Books project:

A conversation with Barbara Jones

TF-EDI at other conferences:

REFORMA

BCALA

San Francisco Program:

What topic?  Microaggressions seemed to be the favorite option. Other options?  One of the speakers suggested focuses on race and interactions with police, which has a connection to our larger topic.

TF-EDI Agenda for 3/9/15

We Need Diverse Books project:

A conversation with Barbara Jones

TF-EDI at other conferences:

REFORMA

BCALA

San Francisco Program:

What topic?  Microaggressions seemed to be the favorite option. Other options?  One of the speakers suggested focuses on race and interactions with police, which has a connection to our larger topic.

What format?  Big keynote-style speaker? Panel discussion with some audience interaction? Facilitated discussion/training with heavy audience participation?  Listening session that could be a separate event from this program?

What outcomes?  What do we want participants to learn/gain/experience as a result of their attendance?

What logistical considerations? Auditorium Series speakers aren’t paid.  If we do a facilitated training that requires payment, what’s our upper limit?  Should we consider a cost-per-attendee model, or only those models that is no-cost (outside of conference registration) to the participants? What about a room?  I already know about a conference program that got booted from its regular time slot at the convention center and moved to a hotel.  Do the available room capacities limit the type of program we can put on?

Survey Update:

 

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Discussion Report to Council - ALA Midwinter 2015

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Event ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:56 pm

The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will meet.

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