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2013 Midwinter ACRL – Diversity Committee

January 25, 2013

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Westin Seattle Hotel - Glacier Peak Room

 

 

 

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Online Doc 2014-2015 Diversity Committee Work Plan

by Althea Lazzaro (non-member) on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:36 pm

Good morning all,

Good morning all,

Here is what I have based on my notes for our 2014-2015 work plan.  Just like the minutes I just posted, the deadline for submitting the document is July 25.  I will review all edits by July 23.  I am simply ensuring that everyone has time to review and to edit the document.  In reference to timelines of the different assignments, I left many areas blank as of now, for you to volunteer in your specific areas of interest.  I will contact you for the first virtual diversity committee meeting after we post the work plan.  Please start brainstorming about the details of the assignments.  The general idea is to complete them during this assignment year.

2014-2015 Diversity Committee Work Plan

 

Committee

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees  to find your charge.

 

Committee Name: Diversity Committee (July 1, 2012 formerly Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee)

 

 

Charge/Tasks: 

To initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of diversity in academic librarianship including recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented groups to academic and research librarianship and the promotion of library and information services for diverse library users.

 

 

Committee leadership

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees to find your committee roster. Click the Next Year link to next year’s roster information.

 

Current Chair: Martha Alvarado Parker (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

 

Incoming Chair: Scott B. Mandernack (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

 

Incoming Vice-chair: TBA

 

Incoming Board Liaison: Kim Leeder (Board Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015

 

Staff Liaison: Ann-Christe Galloway(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

 

 

Submission information

 

Year-end report written by: Martha A. Parker

 

Next year work plan submitted by: Scott B. Mandernack

 

2014-2015 Committee Work Plan

Note: Each activity/project should be reported using the grid below. Copy and paste the grid as many times as needed to detail each activity/project. Plans should be Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely or SMART). Deadlines and an overview of the work plan process are posted athttp://connect.ala.org/node/175502.

 

Activity/Project Name and brief description:

  1. Revising the Diversity Standards for Academic Libraries- content is great the language has to be updated to reflect inclusion of all groups.
  2. Finishing touches of the Diversity Toolkit- The toolkit was made public June 25, 2014.  Other institutions are already providing feedback, we should consider that feedback while implementing changes.
  3. Publishing the Toolkit thorough the ACRL- Publishing the Diversity Toolkit through the ACRL was an idea presented by Mary A. Sheble, ALA liaison, during the meeting.  We will take all steps necessary to make the toolkit publishable.
  4. Making statement about the IL Framework- The committee will make a statement to the IL Framework committee in reference to adding language that acknowledges the role that culture plays in how students engage in the information literacy classroom, and supports librarians implementing culturally responsive teaching methods.
  5. Presenting the diversity standards update and resources at the 2015 ACRL Conference
  6. Presenting the diversity standards update and resources at the 2015 REFORMA National Conference (RNC V)

 

Select the single best connection to the ACRL Plan for Excellence and provide a brief sentence connecting your project to the Plan.

 

 Value of Academic Libraries

Objective: 1 2 3 4

Description of connection to specific objective:

 

 Student Learning

Objectives: 1 2 3 4

Description of connection to specific objective:

 

 Research and Scholarly Environment

Objectives: 1 2 3 4

Description of connection to specific objective:

 

x Supports the programs and services that target education, advocacy, publications, or member engagement.

These standards provide a framework to support libraries in engaging the complexities of providing services to diverse populations, and recruiting and maintaining a diverse library workforce. The standards may also serve as a starting point from which libraries can develop local approaches and goals in the context of their organizations’ mission and situation.

Timeline:

 continuous project assigned in charge

 short-term project that will be completed this membership year

 multi-year project continuing past this membership year (expected completion date: __________) Note: Multi-year  strategic goal area projects are tracked in a multi-year planning grid. Expect your staff liaison to follow-up with questions to add this project to ACRL’s multi-year planning grid which is reviewed by the Board at its fall Strategic Planning Session and referenced for budget preparation.

Outline the steps and intermediate deadlines planned to complete the project. (add rows as needed)

   Specific Action

Due Date

Party Responsible

Resources Needed (e.g., financial*, technology, staff support)

Revising the Diversity Standards

 

February 28, 2015

 Hopefully, the entire committee

 

 

Finishing the Diversity Toolkit

August 31, 2014

Latrice, Tarida, Megan, Althea, and Martha

 

Publishing the Toolkit

 

Ongoing/Pending ALA

Martha Parker, Kenny

 

IL Framework Statement

 

July 15, 2014

 Althea, Martha

 

Presenting Standards at ACRL Conference

 

March 28, 2015

Althea, Latrice, Tarida, Megan, Martha, Kenny

 

Presenting Standards at REFORMA Conference

April 4, 2015

Martha Parker, Kenny Garcia

 

 

 

Assessment: How will success be measured? (e.g., what indicators will be used, what tools will be used to collect data, and what targets will indicate success)?

The success of our revisions to the Standards will be measured by feedback that we solicit and receive from the wider ACRL community.

 

The success of the Toolkit will be measured by our progress toward the goal of its publication by ACRL and by the feedback that is already being received on its usefulness to libraries attempting to implement the standards (this assessment will be ongoing and iterative.

 

The success of the feedback on the IL Framework has already been measured by the consensus reached by the whole committee on the importance of the statement and its submission to the IL Framework Committee.  We will monitor progress on the Draft Framework to see if our suggestions are applied, and will offer support to the IL Framework Committee should they seek it out.

 

The success of our presentation of the standards at various conferences will be measured first by our acceptance to those conferences and second by assessment feedback forms that we will administer and collect after our presentations.

Need a paragraph and a volunteer to write the paragraph [Althea took a first crack at it, please revise!]

*If resources are required beyond the $150 division-level committee basic services funding, please work with your Board Liaison and Staff Liaison to prepare a Board Action Form requesting additional funds.

 

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Online Doc 2014 Annual Conference Diversity Committee Minutes

by Martha Parker on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 02:14 pm

Hello,

Please review the committee minutes from the past 2014 ALA Annual Conference and edit as needed.  The deadline for submitting this document is July 25, I will review the document on July 23.  I am ensuring you have time to review and edit the document.  You should be able to edit on the screen without downloading similar to  a Google Doc.

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

2014 ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Committee Meeting - June 29th, 2014

Hello,

Please review the committee minutes from the past 2014 ALA Annual Conference and edit as needed.  The deadline for submitting this document is July 25, I will review the document on July 23.  I am ensuring you have time to review and edit the document.  You should be able to edit on the screen without downloading similar to  a Google Doc.

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

2014 ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Committee Meeting - June 29th, 2014

1-2:30PM - Las Vegas Convention Center, N214

 

Attendance

Mary Ann Sheblé (ACRL Board Liaison)

Althea Eannace Lazzaro (Member)

Megan Watson (Member)

Darlene Nichols (University of Michigan - Librarian for Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Development Librarian)

Tarida Anantachai (Member)

Kenny Garcia (Member)

Martha Parker (Vice-Chair)

Scott B. Mandernack (Member)

Leo Agnew (University of Iowa - Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs)

Rudolph Clay (Washington University - Head of Outreach Services)

Kelly McElroy (University of Iowa - Undergraduate Services Librarian)

Jeff Banks (University of Arkansas-Fayetteville - Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs)

 

Designation of Recorder

Kenny Garcia

 

Agenda Items

 

 

  1. Welcome
  2. ACRL Council Report
  • The incoming ALA president is establishing a diversity taskforce, which will be headed by Trevor Dawes. The taskforce supports ACRL Diversity Standard # 7.
  • The Diversity Toolkit will be discussed at ALA Luncheon on Tuesday, July 1st.
  • The annual Report will be due on August 1st. This committee is not responsible for Spectrum Scholar Committee Report.
  • The ACRL Scholarship Committee plans to raise $50,000 for 75 scholarships, which is an adjustment from $75,000 in 150 scholarships.
  • The deadline to submit comments on the ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is July 15th. A final document will be submitted to the ACRL Board by August 15th.

○       Mary was notified that the committee will be submitting a statement regarding the lack of diversity and culture mentioned in the draft document.

  • Mary will by cycling off and the board’s new contact info will be sent in July.
  1. Introductions
  2. Review of Diversity LibGuide
  • The Diversity LibGuide/Toolkit is based on the 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards. Presentations were made throughout ALA events. Joint and individual presentations were also made at ACRL and JCLC conferences. A video was created by Martha Parker and Jeff Banks, which summarizes the standards.
  • A toolkit was created by Latrice, Tarita, Althea, and Martha to share what can be done to address these standards.

○       Link:  http://uark.libguides.com/content.php?pid=514622

  • A list of best practices/examples of how to implement the toolkit is needed.
  • Question: Since the toolkit is not a static document, how would ACRL Publications handle this document?

○       Answer: Once the process of publishing through ACRL Publications is fully researched, it will be taken into consideration. The video is already included on the committee website and the toolkit will be included as a resource as well.

  1. ACRL IL Framework - Diversity Statement
  • A statement critical of the draft was made by the University of Washington. Shared with those present at the meeting, the statement asking for the inclusion of culturally responsive language in the draft. The statement needs to be made by July 15th. Committee members asked for time to read over framework document to see where the inclusive language would fit best.

○       Statement: To best support our increasingly diverse student populations, the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education would benefit from an acknowledgement of the role that culture plays in learning and knowledge construction. There is a significant body of literature on multicultural and culturally responsive theory and praxis in the field of education that should inform how we teach information literacy. Including this language in the Framework will support those of us teaching information literacy through culturally responsive methods. To move forward with Framework without acknowledging the way that culture shapes how we teach and learn will further marginalize vulnerable student populations and artificially limit our understanding of information. This language would fit naturally and easily into several threshold concepts including “Scholarship is a Conversation” and “Authority is Constructed and Contextual”. We would be happy to provide a bibliography and consultation. 

○       ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy:  http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/

  • Megan & Althea will revise the statement by July 14th and will also attend the online forums.
  1. Reviewing/Revising 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards
  • The 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards were created when the charge of the committee was to address racial and ethnic diversity. 

○       Should the standards be more inclusive to include ADA, sexual orientation, etc.?

■       The process of including more inclusive language will involve a lot of iterations. Should it be the charge of the incoming committee?

  • Should the standards be used as a foundation and create other sets of standards?

■       A blog can be set up to collect feedback before starting the revision process. The ethnic caucuses and diversity-based roundtables need to be contacted. Should there be a communications pointperson?

  1. ACRL 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
  • In celebration of the 75th anniversary of ACRL, the ACRL Conference Scholarship Committee is raising $50,000 for 75 scholarships to be given to students and junior librarians. The total number of scholarships is being discussed by the committee. The committee is reaching out to vendors, the ACRL Board, and individual contributors.
  1. Action Items
  • We are in the planning stage on revising the diversity standards.

○       A blog will be created to solicit feedback.

○       Planning meetings will be held through Skype.

○       The estimated time frame will be one year.

■       Everyone should take another look at the Social Work Diversity Standards that the ACRL Diversity Standards are based on.

  • The ALA Connect portal will be used to share information, including meeting minutes.
  1. Final Thoughts
  • The ALA Committee on Diversity has a Diversity Council that will meet every other month. Should this committee send multiple representatives to these meetings (one different rep per meeting)?

○       The representative that attends the meeting will be responsible for writing up the meeting notes and posting the notes on ALA Connect.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kenny Garcia

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Discussion 2013-2014 Final Draft of Year-End Report

by Martha Parker on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 02:06 pm

It was a pleasure to see most of you at the 2014 ALA conference and our committee meeting.  Attached you should locate the 2013-2014 Final Draft of the Year-End Report.  Toni, thanks so much for your leadership this past year and your support promoting the diversity standards.

Online Doc ACRL Diversity Committee Midwinter Meeting agenda

by Toni Anaya on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 05:02 pm

Hi all-

I have uploaded the Midwinter Diversity Meeting agenda. See you on Saturday!

 

Toni

 

Event 2013 Midwinter Meeting Agenda

by Rayette Sterling (non-member) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 07:41 pm

2013 Midwinter ACRL – Diversity Committee

January 25, 2013

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Westin Seattle Hotel - Glacier Peak Room

 

 

 

2013 Midwinter ACRL – Diversity Committee

January 25, 2013

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Westin Seattle Hotel - Glacier Peak Room

 

 

 

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Approval of Minutes/Agenda
  • Report on Dissemination of Standards
    • JCLC
    • Regional Conferences
    • Library 2.012
    • Other
  • Plans for ACRL (haven’t heard yet about our Round Table proposal)
  • Programming for ALA Annual Meeting
  • Committee membership
    • Creation of sub-committee/workgroups
  • Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee Relationship
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