December 12, 2006
Present: Cindy Ingold (Chair), Emily Love, Raj Chilana, Bernice Harrington, Lisa Romero, Mary Beth Allen
Volunteer Minute Taker
It was decided that minute taking would be assigned alphabetically to committee members, beginning in January with Raj Chilana.
The November 14, 2006 minutes were approved with minor modifications. The committee's revised charge (approved at November meeting) will be on the Library Executive Committee's agenda very soon; we expect approval of this revised charge.
Library Committee & Task Force Self-Review
The Library Executive Committee and Administrative Council met jointly in early fall 2006 regarding the number of Library committees and task forces. The group agreed to distribute a committee/taskforce self-review survey to all committees/task forces. The survey is very straightforward; Cindy Ingold will complete it for the Diversity Committee.
Discussion Item: Follow-up on suggestions generated from Nov. 14 meeting
Emily Love suggested that Diversity invite Beth Woodard to a future meeting to discuss ways to tie in our diversity awareness activities with staff training, student training, and GA training. Our earlier discussion with staff from the campus Office of Equal Opportunity and Access resulted in many good ideas and a wide range of approaches to diversity training/awareness. The group decided to invite both Scott Walter and Beth Woodard to a future meeting, where we will share our notes from the November 14 meeting. We will discuss with Scott and Beth how we can prioritize and decide on a positive course of action.
In addition, Bernice offered to follow up further with Harry Triandis about the nature of his presentations on cross cultural communication.
Next meeting: January 9, 2007 at 10 a.m. Room 413 Main Library.
Mary Beth Allen