April 11, 2006
Present: Cindy Ingold, Chair; Silda Andrick, Lori Carroll, ShuYong Jiang
Guest: Cindy Kelly, Head of Library Human Resources
Cindy I. volunteered to take minutes for the meeting.
Cindy K. came to this meeting to provide input about issues the Diversity Committee might want to address. Cindy I. went over the history and charge of the committee. Cindy K. suggested several things we might want to consider, including:
Cindy K. mentioned several issues/topics we might want to consider including: immigration; racial issues; sexual orientation; ageism; religious issues; communicating with non-native English speakers. A few names of people who could address some of these issues are Pam Pirtle, the Assistant Director in the Office of Equal Opportunity and access, would be a good person to contact, and Julie Misa, International Student Affairs.
Someone asked about patron complaints and who these go to. C. Kelly said they often go to the AUL for Services but sometimes patron complaints come to Human Resources.
The Committee will discuss the idea of doing a survey and what topics we might want to address at future meetings.
Final Arrangements for Video "People First: Serving and Employing People with Disabilities"
Mary Beth will email Libnews to remind everyone about the videos, and check in with Bryan McMurray of DRES who will facilitate discussion. The committee made final suggestions to the evaluation form; Cindy I. will send suggestions to Lisa Romero.
Update on Search for Outreach Librarian for Multicultural Services
Cindy Ingold updated the committee of the status of this search.
Amanda McKay will come to our meeting on May 9 to discuss what LTLS is doing regarding diversity initiatives. Cindy K. would like to join us for this meeting.
Meeting in the Summer
The committee will not meet in July because Cindy I. will be on vacation. The committee will meet in June if needed.