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Agenda - Diversity Council - 2007 Midwinter Business Meeting


Diversity Council Business Meeting
ALA Midwinter Meeting Seattle
Friday, 1/19/2007 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle, Ballard Room
Jody Gray, Chair Presiding

I.    Introductions
II.    Approve minutes from Annual Conference meeting in New Orleans

III.    DISCUSSION – Joint membership for Diversity Council affiliates.  Pros and Cons…
IV.    DISCUSSION – Diversity Council Reps role in the Executive Committees of their affiliate groups.  (How can we improve ongoing reporting from our affiliates to this group and to the Committee on Diversity? How can we carry concerns back to our affiliates for cooperative action if that is appropriate?)

V.    DISCUSSION – Program planning for Annual 2007 Conference

VI.    Round robin reports regarding affiliate activities around diversity issues, e.g. programs, awards, concerns discussed on affiliate discussion lists, etc. (This is really a chance to ask questions of one another and share last minute info!)

  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)
  •  Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (ASCLA LSSPS)

VII.    Report from the Office for Diversity – Gwendolyn Prellwitz

  • Diversity Blog: need volunteers to get off the ground and keep it current
  • blogs.ala.org/diversity.php
  • ISSUE 101 series of programs
  • Web Resource and OFD and OLOS co-development

VIII.    Items to be sent to the Committee on Diversity?
IX.    Other business?

X.    Guest:  Nancy Davenport Candidate for ALA President, 2008 – 2009

XI.    Adjourn