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.

[ACRL] Link for Today's Community Chat!

  • 1.  [ACRL] Link for Today's Community Chat!

    Posted 13 days ago

    Hi, all:


    I'm excited for today's Community Chat. We're trying to go from 2:10 – 2:55 p.m. ET.


    For those of you who are registered for the conference, you should be able to access this session via the event link:


    If that doesn't work for you, I am also linking the Zoom information here. Zoom link:



    And the link to our shared discussion questions document. I've highlighted our "likeliest questions". ��


    I am so excited to be in community with y'all!


    JE |

    [I intend to be brief. Here's why.]

    I like good books; I love fair contracts! (UW Libraries Union)



    From: Je Salvador
    Sent: Monday, March 13, 2023 5:53 PM
    To: Je Salvador <>;;
    Subject: [ACRL] Reminder: 3/16 Community Chat!


    Dear colleagues and friends:


    This message is coming to you because you're identified as a member of the BIPOC membership recipient community, the ACRL EDI Committee, or the ACRL Board of Directors. I'm so happy to be reaching out to you-especially to remind you of the Community Chat we get to have this upcoming Thursday, 3/16, at 2:10 p.m. ET.


    I'm very excited about this opportunity for the EDI Committee, Board of Directors, and BIPOC membership recipients to get to connect.


    As a reminder, here's an excerpt of the description for the Community Chats format:

    "Want to get together with your fellow folks of any feather? Here is your chance to discuss, commiserate, and laugh with others who share similar interests. Community Chats are 50-minute informal sessions that provide space for unique communities to connect in-person in Pittsburgh or virtually."


    Folks have been brainstorming discussion questions at this shared document, and we encourage everyone to contribute! Currently, some of our likely discussion questions will be...

    • something social/personal, like...
      • What's a recent podcast, TV show, read, or other media that you've really enjoyed?
      • What do you like or love to do when you're not working?
    • What does community look like to you, in a professional association like ACRL?
    • What's been your best experience with ACRL?

    All of these are optional. Of course, as you get to know me, you'll learn that I'm also always down to talk (*debate*) about food. Would love to see a food question get on the list!


    There are more questions we'd like to discuss with each other. If you're interested in a follow-up, "let's dig into the issues" Community Chat, please mark your availability at this When2Meet by Monday, 3/20, at 5:00 p.m. PT. I'll send out calendar invites for that!


    As soon as I know the link for this Thursday's Community Chat, you'll get it-meantime, please double-check you've got this time marked in your calendar.




    Computer Science & Engineering / Research & Instruction Librarian

    UW Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library

    2022 – 2023 Chair, ACRL EDI Committee | [I intend to be brief. Here's why.]

    I say my name like "'jā" and embrace respectful pronouns.


    I like good books; I love fair contracts! (UW Libraries Union)