Library Committee Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

Charge

Since equal employment opportunity is a commitment made by the University, the Library EEO Committee must follow the guidelines set by the University. However, within the Library the EEO Committee has responsibility to review the job descriptions to ensure that the requirements do not cause exclusion of candidates from protected classes.  The EEO Committee should use documentation provided by the chair of the Search Committee to review procedures followed by the Search Committee and to ensure that all EEO guidelines and procedures have been met.  The Committee is advisory to the University Librarian.

  1. Monitoring the search and selection procedures to ensure equal opportunity.
  2. Reviewing all goals and timetables, particularly of those units where the proportions of designated classes in the unit fall substantially below the proportion of designated classes in the field or category.
  3. Assisting units in developing affirmative action recruitment plans.
  4. Reviewing the Summary Form for Proposed Academic Appointments:
    1. Carefully review the AA Summary form.  Remember that when the Office of Affirmative Action receives this form, the appointment has already been made.
    2. The EEO chair is responsible for questioning the search committee members if he/she finds anything unusual or wrong with the search process.
    3. The AA Summary form includes a checklist on the reverse side that lists information that the EEO chair should review.
  5. Performing other duties that may be assigned to aid affirmative action and equal employment opportunity objectives.

Composition

The Committee is comprised of five faculty members appointed by the University Librarian in consultation with the Executive Committee.  Members serve two-year staggered terms and may be appointed to one successive term.

Membership

* Second term