ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Charge: To oversee and coordinate ACRL’s Core Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as described in the strategic plan. Work with the Board and other units to initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion 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.

Official- 2014/2015 Diversity Committee Work Plan

  • 1.  Official- 2014/2015 Diversity Committee Work Plan

    Posted Jul 25, 2014 02:48 PM
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    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/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=ebd67367-d926-435b-b902-c80086ed4c66.


     





















    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.


     



    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


    x 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)



    Starting a blog to request feedback for revising the standards.



    Feedback window from August 1- September 30, 2014.



    Latrice, Tarida



    A platform to receive feedback from anyone willing to provide feedback.



    Strategizing – Deciding what to revise and giving assignments.



    October 15, 2014



    Entire committee



    Skype session



    Assignments review – reframing if needed



    December 11, 2014



    Entire committee



    Skype session



    Assignment completion



    February 28, 2015



    Entire committee



    Skype session



    Begin the procedures for ACRL approval



    March 15, 2015



    Martha Parker



     


    Communicating with ACRL board of directors, diversity liaison, etc.



    Publishing the ACRL’s Diversity Standards Revision



    Contingent upon ACRL approval.



    Martha Parker will do the follow up with ACRL



    ACRL board decision



     



    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.


     



    *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.





















    Activity/Project Name and brief description:


     



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


     



    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.


    During the 2013 ALA conference, the ACRL's Diversity Committee held a meeting on Sunday, June 30.  The meeting was led by Martha Parker, 2013 ACRL's Diversity Committee, Vice-Chair.  At that session, we received feedback from several institutions and colleagues looking for ideas and guidelines for implementing the  ACRL's Diversity Standards for Academic Libraries.



    Timeline:


     continuous project assigned in charge


    x 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)



    Reviewing the diversity toolkit



    July 31, 2014



    Tarida, Althea, Latrice, and Martha.



    Toolkit site



    Adding a member to monitor the toolkit feedback



    August 15, 2014



    The toolkit authors have assigned Megan Watson to monitor the feedback.



    Securing a monitor volunteer from the diversity committee



    Ensuring the toolkit displays well on the new UA LibGuides platform



    August 31, 2014



    Martha Parker



    The new UA LibGuide platform.



    Approving the toolkit as finished work.  Although, we know this is an organic work and edits will be needed in the future.



    August 31, 2014



    Tarida, Althea, Latrice, Megan, and Martha



    The toolkit under the new UA platform.



     



    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)?


    We will measure the success of creating the Diversity Toolkit by tracking statistical data to the site (visits, hits per page, etc.), and also by tracking requests for edits or additions to the toolkit along with our ability to respond to those requests in a speedy manner.



     





















    Activity/Project Name and brief description:


     



    1. 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.


     



    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


    x 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)



    Following up with ALA liaison on idea of seeking ACRL publication endorsement



    July 15, 2014



    Martha Parker



    -Pending ALA approval


    -Martha will do the follow ups


    -The general idea is to add it to the list of already existing ACRL’s toolkits


    http://www.ala.org/acrl/proftools/toolkits


     



    Contingency planning- The committee’s original plan for ACRL endorsement was for the toolkit url to be added to the ACRL’s Diversity Committee resources.  Other works from this committee are already included under this site.



    October 31, 2014.



    Martha Parker



    -Toolkit


    -Adding the toolkit’s url to the ACRL’s Diversity Resources site.


     



    ACRL toolkit linkage to ACRL (either plan)



    January 31, 2015



    Martha’s follow up but contingent on ACRL approval



    ACRL decision



     



    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)?


    Measuring the success of the diversity toolkit by the ACRL will depends on implementation of either one of the two tracks proposed.  Track one is to migrate the toolkit to an ACRL platform like the examples provided by other toolkits within the ACRL’s resources.  Track two is to simply add the toolkit’s url to the Diversity Committee Resources section.  We already have two diversity resources listed under this section.  The diversity toolkit fits in perfectly.



     





















    Activity/Project Name and brief description:


     



    1. Making a statement about the IL Framework- The committee will make a statement to the IL Framework committee in reference to adding language to the IL Framework that acknowledges the role that culture plays in how students engage in the information literacy classroom, and supports librarians implementing culturally responsive teaching methods.


     


     



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


     


    x Value of Academic Libraries


    Objective: 1 2 3 4


    Description of connection to specific objective:


    Finishing the IL Framework without the benefit of inclusive language and acknowledging the importance of understanding different cultures and ways of learning will detract from the work the IL Framework committee strives to achieve.


     


     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:


     


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


     



    Timeline:


     continuous project assigned in charge


    x 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)



    IL Framework statement introduction to the committee



    June 29, 2014



    Althea, Megan, and Martha



    2014 ALA Annual Conference



    IL Framework statement suggestions



    July 7, 2014



    Anyone in the committee with suggestions.



    Email



     



     



     



     



    IL Framework Statement revision draft


     



    July 8, 2014



    Althea Lazzaro



    Email



    Making the statement to the IL Framework committee



    July 10, 2014



    Martha Parker on behalf of the diversity committee



    IL Framework Committee survey platform



     



    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)?


    We will consider the diversity statement to the IL Framework committee a success by receiving an acknowledgement from the committee of receiving the statement and a review of our concerns.  Hopefully, there will be a follow up from the IL Framework committee.  However, we simply wanted to point out the voids and the opportunities for more inclusive language and service.



     





















    Activity/Project Name and brief description:


     



    1. Presenting the diversity standards update and resources at the 2015 ACRL Conference


     



    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


    x 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)



    Drafting the proposal to present at the ACRL conference



    October 21, 2014



    Latrice Booker



    Email



    Reviewing the proposal



    October 31, 2014



    Diversity committee participants in presentation (Latrice, Althea, Tarida, Megan, Kenny, and Martha)



    Skype session



    Submitting the proposal



    November 3, 2014



    Latrice Booker



    Online platform



    Presenting the standards at the ACRL conference



    March 25-28, 2015



    Contingent on ACRL approval



    In person presentation



     



    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 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.


     



     





















    Activity/Project Name and brief description:


     



    1. 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


    x 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)



    Drafting the proposal to present at RNC V (REFORMA conference)



    August 31, 2014



    Kenny Garcia



    Email



    Reviewing the proposal



    September 15, 2014



    Kenny and Martha



    Email



    Submitting the proposal



    October 1, 2014



    Kenny Garcia



    RNC V platform



    Presenting the standards at the REFORMA conference



    April 1-4, 2015



    Kenny and Martha



    In person presentation



     



    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 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.