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The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has as its charge:
To establish and maintain diversity as a fundamental principle of LITA,
To articulate the desired facets of diversity within LITA,
To propose appropriate goals for diversity in LITA membership, participation, and programming and metrics for measuring success,
To advise and coordinate with other LITA committees, task forces, and the governing board on strategies to meet diversity goals,
To coordinate with other groups within ALA on diversity issues in the library workplace, and
To report annually to the governing board on the committee's progress,
To serve as LITA liaison to the ALA Diversity Committee through the chair or another designee from the committee.
The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion shall be composed of a a chair with a one-year term, a vice-chair with a one-year term who will succeed to the role of chair in the subsequent year, and 6 to 8 additional members with two-year overlapping terms.
Members of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion will receive assistance from an ALA staff liaison and a LITA board member will be appointed to serve as the committee's board liaison.