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Resolution to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Efforts in AASL While Addressing Historical Effects of Racism

  • 1.  Resolution to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Efforts in AASL While Addressing Historical Effects of Racism

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    Greetings Councilors,
    The Resolution Committee received the attached Resolution to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Efforts in AASL While Addressing Historical Effects of Racism.

    The AASL Board unanimously passed the attached resolution. It was shared with the Youth Council Caucus group on ALA Connect for youth councilors and the attached version has a few edits as suggested via email among school librarian councilors.
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    Mover: Diane R. Chen, AASL Division Councilor dianerchen@gmail.com
    Seconder: Erika Long, Chapter Councilor

    Additional supporters:
    Kathy Carroll, Councilor-at-Large
    Kathy Lester, Councilor-at-Large
    Brenda Pruitt-Annisette, MLS, Ed.D., Chair, Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee
    Dorcas Hand, Councilor-at-Large
    Joyce Kasman Valenza, PhD, Councilor-at-Large
    Dr. Daniella Smith, Councilor-at-Large
    Sara Dallas, Councilor at Large
    Amy Lappin, Councilor-at-Large
    Sara Kelly Johns, Councilor-at-Large


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    Aaron W Dobbs (he/him)
    Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, President, 2021 - 2023
    ALA Council, Councilor for Small Round Tables, 2019 - 2022
    ALA Resolutions Committee, chair 2021 – 2022, member 2020 - 2022
    ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee, member 2019 - 2023
    Round Table Member: ERT, GODORT, GNCRT, LearnRT, LHRT, LSSIRT, MAGIRT, NMRT, RMRT, SORT
    Division Member: ACRL, LITA, LLAMA, RUSA, UNITED
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    Professor & Library Department Chair
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Librarian Liaison for Business
    Librarian Liaison for STEM
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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    Vice President, 2016 - 2022
    Shippensburg University Chapter
    Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties
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    Board of Trustees, President 2022, Trustee 2019 - 2024
    Jeffrey W and Jo Anne R Coy Public Library of Shippensburg
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