Time and Location of Meeting
October 11, 201610:00 am 225B Main Library
I. Approve September meeting minutes
II. Report from World Peace Day and Inclusive Illinois Day events (All)
III. Report from Sept. 27 Diversity Conference Brown Bag (Zoe)
IV. Planning of Birth of a Nation brownbag discussion
V. ClimateQUAL Update (Cindy Ingold)
VI. Collaboration with iSchool Diversity Committee: Update and next steps
VII. Speaker for ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, United Nations Remember Slavery Programme initiative – still try to arrange?
a. Erik McDuffie responded to Cindy – still pursue one of his suggestion
VIII. Diversity Committee’s website page that is severely outdated, should be updated or taken down.
VIII. Other News and Announcements
a. Disability Ally program – December 7
: Harriett Green, Angie Gruendl, Cindy Ingold, Qiang Jin, Laila Moustafa, Heather Murphy, Zoe Revell, Ben Riegler, Ellen Swain
: Donna Hoffman, Greg Knott, JJ Pionke
Ellen Swain – Minute Taker
Approve September meeting minutes: Approved with corrections.
Report from World Peace Day and Inclusive Illinois Day events
The Committee felt the events went well—participants enjoyed sharing their thoughts and loved the stickers. The corridor outside Room 106 is a good location (as compared to Room 106 or the Gallery). Cindy Ingold noted that she will place the post-it note contents in a Word document and share. The Peace Tree is on the UNESCO website and will be on prominent display in the Undergraduate Library next week. Committee members mentioned interactions with specific participants including a student angry about the current political situation and a student from Parkland. The Inclusive Illinois Assistant Director also came by the table.
Report from Sept. 27 Diversity Conference Brown Bag
Donna Hoffman and Heather Murphy gave presentations concerning their experiences at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference. Unfortunately, the brown bag was not well-attended. The presentations are in a Box file and Cindy will send out information to LibNews when the sessions are posted on the NDLC website. The Committee should look at the Conference slides for names of potential speakers to bring to campus. Laila Moustafa encouraged more collaboration across campus on these events. Cindy Ingold mentioned that Inclusive Illinois representatives work on this piece as well.
Planning of Birth of a Nation brownbag discussion
Zoe Revell reported that four people wanted to attend the movie and two volunteered to be part of the discussion. The Committee discussed holding a panel event after the movie ends its run in Champaign-Urbana. All agreed that contacting the panelists from the initial Art Coop event to see if they would participate in a Library sponsored panel was a great idea. The event could be in collaboration with the iSchool. Members will check with panelists on availability and also alert Tracy Kleparski, II Assistant Director. The group is looking at Wednesday, November 2 as the date.
Collaboration with iSchool Diversity Committee: Update and next steps; & Speaker for ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, & Outreach Services, UN Remember Slavery Programme
The Committee felt that the Library sponsored Birth of a Nation panel event would be both a collaboration with the iSchool Diversity Committee and an event supporting the UN Remember Slavery Programme initiative.
Heather Murphy raised concern that the Diversity Committee website is out of date. Heather volunteered to update the events page and reformat so most recent events are listed first. Cindy Ingold mentioned that the micro-aggressions information, originally planned as a libguide, instead could be part of the Committee’s new Word Press page. The Word Press page also could link to libguides. Cindy is meeting with Lori Mestre to talk about updating a Compass Library Diversity Training site. This site could include micro-aggression training information as well as Lori’s presentation materials on the topic.
Other News and Announcements
Disability Ally program – December 7: The Committee discussed the Disability Ally program. The December 7 event is a basic training; a more advanced version will be offered in spring. In the future, Betsy Basch, a clinical counselor on campus who is working with JJ Pionke, would be a good speaker for the Library on this subject.
Laila Moustafa discussed her work with veterans who provide their insight in Middle East Studies classes. She suggested that it would be great to include veterans in our programming. JJ Pionke is working with veterans on campus.
Cindy Ingold is working with the Native American House on a film series in November.
Zoe Revell urged the Committee consider holding cultural competencies training, concentrating on concrete skill building. Cindy Ingold pointed to ACRL Cultural Competency Guidelines http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/diversity and Zoe suggested choosing one or two offerings from the ACRL list. Zoe will send out the list. The Committee has focused on the awareness piece, it would be useful to offer training with concrete examples for supporting cultural competency. The “Ouch” video series might be a good model and the Center for Training for Professional Development would be a resource.