Library Diversity Committee
428 Main Library
August 10, 2010
Present: Cindy Ingold, co-chair; Paula Carns, B.A. Davis-Howe, Cindy Kelly, Kim Matherly, Gennye Varvel
Absent: Emily Love
1. Approval of July 12th minutes
Minutes were approved without changes.
2. Diversity Statement Discussion
The committee had a long discussion about the diversity statement. The most significant change was deleting the laundry list of differences and replacing them with four categories, social, cultural, mental, and physical differences. We also made other editorial changes based on discussions from the cookie breaks. Cindy I will edit this final draft and send to committee for comments. The statement will then go to Paula Kaufman for final approval.
3. Fall Program Ideas
Cindy Kelly contacted the Office of International Students and Scholars about setting up training on communication with international students. The Staff Development and Training Committee working on setting up training sessions for new student employees and supervisors to begin in January. However, Cindy said we could offer some open sessions after Labor Day to all library employees; these would be co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee.
5. Other/New Business??
Cindy K reported on the bullying session held in July. 12 people attended including both faculty and civil service staff. Helena Worthen from Labor and Employment Relations led the session. She is retired but graciously left her material with Cindy K who will be offering additional sessions.
Next Meeting: September 14, 2010
Emily Love, chairing meeting; Paula Carns, minute taker