The Library Diversity Committee provides leadership and guidance to the Library by encouraging awareness about and discussions of diversity. Specifically, the Committee will focus on diversity issues with regard to Library climate, staff training and development, services to patrons, and campus outreach.
Working with Library Administration, the Human Resources Office, and the Staff Development and Training Committee, the Library Diversity Committee will establish and prioritize goals regarding the provision of diversity services and training. The Committee will also plan and promote diversity activities within the Library. Finally, the Committee will support, if and when appropriate, the work of the Library's Affirmative action Officer and Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.
The Committee is appointed by the University Librarian, with the advice of the Executive Committee. The Gender and Multicultural Services Librarian and the Inclusive Illinois Representative(s) will serve as ex-officio members. In addition, the Committee will include one member from the International and Area Studies Library. The Committee will also include at least six additional members at-large. Members at-large are full- or part-time Library employees from both academic and support staffs, serve two-year staggered terms, and may be appointed to one successive term. The chair is appointed annually by the University Librarian. Additional members may be appointed to represent special concerns.
Revised November 2006; March 2013
Approved by EC January 3, 2007; April 3, 2013