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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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Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee 2011-2018 Work Plan

by Tarida Anantachai on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 05:54 pm

Hello!
Attached is the 2017-2018 work plan for the ACRL Diversity Committee. We'll be discussing this and other items at our next committee meeting, which I'm hoping to schedule as a virtual gathering this fall. Thank you!
~Tarida

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Year-End Report, 2016-17

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 07:12 pm

Attached is the 2016-17 year-end report for the Diversity Committee. 

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - ALA Annual 2017

by Kenny Garcia on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:15 pm

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

1. Preliminaries
a. Introductions
b. Appoint minute taker
-Kenny Garcia will take minutes.

2. Agenda overview

3. Approval of minutes of 1/21/17
-Minutes were approved.

4. ACRL Board Update
-The board is examining the association’s current relationship with vendors. It has been a current source of fundraising, but vendor sponsorships are becoming scarcer. There is also a need to protect ACRL’s core values.
-A question came up in the discussion on whether or not there are any sponsorships of diversity-related events, programs, or scholarships. It seemed liked there wasn’t.
-The board will be discussing a possible partnership between ACRL and ARL to develop a symposia on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in HR. The expectation would be that an ACRL Diversity Committee member be on the planning committee and have a role in content development for this symposium. ACRL can also offer tech support by offering to host webinars throughout the year.
-One project output for the committee would be to develop a resource list LibGuide for the symposium.

5. Announcements
a. ACRL Leadership Council
-Various groups presented updates on the work that’s being done. A white paper on global perspectives on information literacy was published. A group exercise on resonant leadership was facilitated by the president’s program planning Committee.

6. Working Group Updates:
a. Assessment Plan subcommittee
-The subcommittee discussed the possibility of incorporating the a dimension-based rubric as an assessment measure for the diversity standards. They also discussed incorporating the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric to provide goals for the ACRL Diversity Standards.
b. Website subcommittee
-A recommendation will be made to have a committee member be given editing privileges to the website and toolkit LibGuide in order to made immediate changes to both resources.
c. Best Practices subcommittee
-The subcommittee expressed the need for all of the subcommittees to meet together and discuss the overlapping best practices in all of the research areas.
d. ACRL Diversity Committee liaison to the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee
-The steering committee discussed the need to better support residency coordinators. Vendors also want to be included in the scope of residency Opportunities. The diversity alliance is working on additional institutes for member institutions and those interested, and will be done at major conferences such as ACRL 2019.

7. Next Steps for revising the Diversity Standards
-The committee needs to rethink the revision process for the diversity standards. The standards need to include contemporary theories and current applications across various institutions. This requires a discussion on bandwidth and expertise within the committee, as well as a discussion on the sequence and process of revision. The expectation is to submit revision recommendations to the ACRL Standards Committee every five years. Since the diversity standards were approved by the board in 2012, they are up for renewal this year. There is a need to bring in more people with expertise into the revision process.
-One recommendation is to organize the standards by themes and revise a few standards a year based on a theme. The committee can also host a virtual or face-to-face working session with experts where participants and bring in and share ideas based on the theme.
-Conference proposals will be due soon. The committee can think about proposing a case study presentation on practical applications of incorporating the diversity standards across various institutions. There is the need to talk about failures as well as successes.

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Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee - Meeting Agenda - ALA Annual 2017

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 03:50 pm

Association of College and Research Libraries

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda


1. Preliminaries
         a. Introductions
         b. Appoint minute taker
2. Agenda overview
3. Approval of minutes of 1/21/17
4. Announcements
         a. ACRL Leadership Council
5. Working Group Updates:
         a. Assessment Plan subcommittee
         b. Website subcommittee
         c. Best Practices subcommittee
         d. ACRL Diversity Committee liaison to the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee

6. Next Steps for revising the Diversity Standards

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Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - ALA Midwinter 2017

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 05:54 pm

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Piedmont Room 5 (Twelfth Floor)

Atlanta, GA

 

 

Agenda

 

1. Preliminaries

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Piedmont Room 5 (Twelfth Floor)

Atlanta, GA

 

 

Agenda

 

1. Preliminaries

     a. Introductions

     b. Appoint minute taker

           i. Kenny Garcia will take notes.

2. Agenda overview

     a. Agenda item on sharing survey results was added.

     b. Items four, five, and six on the original meeting agenda shifted up and are now items three, four, and five.

3. Approval of minutes of 6/26/16

     a. Minutes were approved as is.

4. Announcements

     a. ACRL Leadership Council

          i. Changes to the ALA Conference structure were discussed. These changes are being proposed for ALA Annual 2018 and may have an impact on time, place, and day that committee meetings are scheduled. The ACRL President’s theme this year is resiliency.  

     b. Committee volunteer form / Reappointments

     c. ACRL 2017

          i. Both presentation proposals were accepted. The round table discussion will be on Thursday, March 23rd, from 9:40am-10:40am. The virtual conference presentation will be on Friday, March 24th, from 10am-11am EST.

5. ACRL post-election statement on diversity and inclusion

     a. The chair and vice-chair of the committee were asked to provide thoughts on a post-election statement on diversity and inclusion. The ACRL Board was meeting later on today to discuss it. The chair and vice-chair stated that a resource guide for academic librarians on how to best support students and colleagues dealing with major federal policy shifts may be important, as well as an official statement by the ACRL Board in support of the values espoused by academic library workers that may be in direct conflict with these new policy shifts such as the disappearance of diversity-related pages on the White House website.

6. 2017 candidates for ACRL vice-president/president-elect

     b. Lauren Pressley and José Aguiñaga were given an opportunity to speak to the committee on priorities, diversity, professional development, and mentorship. The committee members present appreciated the discussions that were had and the time taken by both candidates to meet with the committee.

7. Working Group Updates:

     a. Assessment Plan subcommittee

     b. Website subcommittee

     c. Best Practices subcommittee

          i. Kenny will check in with each working group after Midwinter to discuss next steps.

     d. ACRL Diversity Committee liaison to the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee

          i. The committee will be meeting after Midwinter.

8. Sharing survey results

     a. A discussion was had to discuss the dissemination of the survey on the revision of the diversity standards that was conducted last year.

          i. Charts that were created from the survey data were shared on ALA Connect.

          ii. The raw data of the survey results will also need to be shared.

          iii. The survey results and the NDLC presentation will be shared on the Diversity Committee web page.

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Discussion Diversity Committee Year-End Report, 2015-16

by Scott Mandernack on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 04:23 pm

Attached is the 2015-16 year-end report of the Diversity Committee. Many thanks to all who contributed to the projects and initiatives that have helped to advance our efforts.  We made good progress and I'll look forward to what the Committee accomplishes in the future.

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee 2016-17 Work Plan

by Kenny Garcia on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

Attached is the Committee's 2016-17 Work Plan. We will be discussing assignments at the next committee meeting.

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - ALA Annual 2016

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 04:51 pm

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Annual Conference Meeting

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Columbia 36

Orlando, FL

 

Agenda

 

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Annual Conference Meeting

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Columbia 36

Orlando, FL

 

Agenda

 

  1. Preliminaries
    1. Introductions
    2. Appoint minute taker

                     i.      Kenny Garcia will take minutes

  1. Minutes review/correction/approval

                     i.      Minutes approved

  1. Announcements
    1. ACRL National Conference Scholarships

                     i.      ACRL is conducting a fundraising drive to collect scholarship funding for ACRL 2017. If the committee raises $750, one scholarship will be given in the name of the committee.

  1. Diversity Alliance

                     i.      The Diversity Alliance for Academic Librarianship is requesting support from ACRL and the ACRL Diversity Committee. Scott Mandernack, on behalf of the ACRL Diversity Committee, shared feedback on the need for the alliance to be more inclusive and to include underrepresented communities not solely based on racial and ethnic identification. There is a $500 fee for joining the alliance. There were questions regarding how this fee may be used, which then a proposal was shared of having some of the financial contributions support a paid position within ACRL that would focus on diversity. Another idea being discussed within the Alliance is to develop a diversity institute. A program is being developed for ACRL 2017 to share what the founding institutions of the Alliance have worked on so far.

  1. Other?

                      i.      One of the incoming members of the committee, Derrick Jefferson, is working on a research project through IRDL that is looking at racial and ethnic diversity within library management.

  1. One recommendation was to partner with LLAMA and ALISE on discussing the outreach and retention pipeline for librarians of color.
  1. Working Group Updates:
    1. Standards Revision (Kenny, Latrice, Essraa, Tarida)

                       i.      The working group sees the standards as constantly evolving and hopes that there will be an established timeline to assess the currency of the standards.

                       ii.      One idea was to think about cultural humility instead of cultural competency.

  1. This would be a major task to take on because it would change the entire framework of the standards.
  2. The work group will make a recommendation to add cultural humility to the list of definitions, then reflect on possibly adding it as a standard.

                       iii.      Definition of worldview was added to replace globalization.

                       iv.      The proposed revisions to the standards need to be reviewed by the rest of the committee members in order to get more input and suggestions.

  1. Assessment Plan (Megan, Althea, Annie)

                       i.      The work group recommends using the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric as a foundation to develop an adapted rubric for the diversity standards.

                       ii.      The Assessment Plan work group would like to work with the other working groups to develop a dimensions-based rubric.

  1. Best Practices (Megan, Althea, Federico, Ping)

                       i.      The Best Practices work group need to work together on gathering best practices. The question on how institutions have implemented the standards was asked to the committee members and other interested folks present.

  1. One experience of having a Library Diversity Committee was shared.
    1. It was hard to get the committee adopted on an institutional level. A diversity committee may expose weaknesses within institutions.

                        ii.      The Best Practices work group will brainstorm ideas on how to research best practices.

  1. Website (Kenny, Tarida)

                        i.      The diversity committee website needs to provide links to the standards, t he toolkit LibGuide, and to the previous committee page.

  1. One idea discussed was to link to other association standards that were cited to develop the ACRL standards (National Association of Social Workers)
  1. Toolkit (Scott)

                        i.      The standards toolkit LibGuide was migrated from the University of Arkansas to ACRL. The committee needs to look into getting one committee member editing privileges.

  1. Work Plan and 2016-17 priorities
    1. Continue working on revisions to the standards.

                        i.      Submit the revised standards to the ACRL Board of Directors.

  1. Plan on a virtual conference presentation for ACRL 2017. There was also a suggestion to propose a face-to-face roundtable discussion at ACRL 2017.
  2. Workgroups will need to work together in the revision process and develop a timeline to get the work done.
  3. Propose next steps after the revisions are completed and approved.

                         i.      Marketing of new standards.

                         ii.      Conference presentation proposals.

                         iii.      Working with the ACRL Board of Directors on the dissemination of the new standards.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kenny Garcia

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Discussion Diversity Committee Meeting Agenda, Annual 2016

by Scott Mandernack on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:57 am

Greetings!

Attached is the agenda for the ACRL Diversity Committee meeting on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Columbia 36.

Hope to see you there.

Scott

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

  1. Preliminaries           
    1. Introductions
    2. Appoint minute taker

                                                              i.      Kenny Garcia will take notes

 

  1. Mark Emmons, candidate for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

Seeking input regarding additional goal to ACRL’s Plan for Excellence (see http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/strategicplan/stratplan)

 

  1. Agenda overview

 

  1. Approval of minutes of 6/28/15
    1. Meeting minutes approved

 

  1. Announcements
    1. ACRL Leadership Council

                                                              i.      Key points:

  1. ACRL committees will be given complimentary access to LibGuides, courtesy of Springshare
  2. Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Update program will present on the ACRL Plan for Excellence to demonstrate how libraries advance issues of equity, access, institutional diversity, and inclusion.
  3. ACRL Scholarship Campaign will be working on fundraising $30,000 in scholarships for the ACRL 2017 conference.
  4. Committee volunteer form / Reappointments

                                                              i.      Due February 15th

 

  1. Working Group Updates:
    1. Standards Revision (Kenny, Latrice, Essraa, Tarida)

                                                              i.      Working group started the process of revising the standards by working on the definitions. One of the recommended revisions to the definitions is to replace globalization with worldview, which is a term used by AAC&U in its Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric. Each working group member will be leading the revision of 2-3 standards.

  1. Do we need to add language or restructure the standards?
  2. Assessment Plan (Megan, Althea, Annie)

                                                              i.      Survey respondents indicated a desire for the Committee’s support in evaluating their institution’s implementation of the Standards and measuring their long-term progress. We propose creating a one or more flexible assessment tools which individual libraries could adapt for their local context and the Committee could potentially collect and aggregate over time to evaluate the efficacy of the Standards in practice across the profession.

                                                            ii.      The specific components and organization of these tools will be dependent on format the revised Standards take. A couple ideas include:

  1. A rubric, perhaps modeled on AAC&U’s VALUE rubric for Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  2. Define or suggest a series of focus areas or goals for each standard with corresponding indicators of success for each focus area/goal. Leaving the particular goals and indicators up to the institutions themselves would enable them to more closely align the Standards with their institutional priorities and initiatives, but may make any larger assessment the Committee wishes to conduct challenging.

                                                          iii.      As we consider next steps, we’re guided by a few key questions:

  1. How can these assessment tools give “teeth” to the Standards, helping librarians, staff, and students wishing to see more institutional effort applied to diversity/cultural competency issues make a case to their library’s administration?
  2. How can libraries effectively measure progress over the long term and identify areas in need of improvement?
  3. What is the impact of diversity/cultural competency work on the academic library and larger institution, and how can we measure and describe that impact?
  4. Best Practices (Megan, Althea, Federico, Ping)

                                                              i.      The working group didn’t have the opportunity to meet yet; the assessment plan group, however, did think that the information emerging from individual institution’s evaluations could be used to inform best practices.

  1. It might take the form of overarching best practices for planning/facilitating diversity trainings in a higher education environment, supplemented by a short lit review and suggested activities (and their relevance to the particular standard(s).

                                                            ii.      The folks who attended the meeting offered the following examples as best practices:

  1. Diversity component – tenure track process/evaluation/assessment
  2. Indigenous nations library program
  3. Diversity liaison to Provost’s office
  4. Website (Kenny, Tarida)

                                                              i.      The working group came up with an outline of a revised website. One major recommendation is to provide links to the ACRL Diversity Standards, Diversity Standards Toolkit, and short video on the diversity standards on the resources section of the website. Another recommendation is to have an About or History page to document the origins of the Diversity Committee in the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee.

  1. What are the parameters of using LibGuides?
  2. Toolkit (Scott)

                                                              i.      Scott will look into migrating the Diversity Toolkit from the University of Arkansas site to the ACRL site.

 

  1. Professional Issues Discussion

 

  1. ACRL Legislative Agenda Issues Discussion

 

  1. Other?
    1. The folks who attended the meeting were asked to share any final thoughts on what the committee should consider or reflect on in the future.

                                                              i.      Cultural competency is everyone’s work.

                                                            ii.      Research project is needed to determine why underrepresented librarians leave the profession.

  1. Data is needed to show value/importance of diversity initiatives/diverse librarians.

                                                          iii.      Diversity initiatives need to be supported/developed by upper administration.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kenny Garcia

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