September 11, 2018 Meeting of Diversity Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

September 11, 2018

Agenda Details


Library Diversity Committee
Meeting Agenda

September 11, 2018
10-11 am
225B Main Library

Minute Taker:  Laila Hussein Moustafa

  1. Approve June 12 minutes
  2. Welcome New Members and Logistics
  3. Where to find information
    Committee page at and shared space on G: drive
    Handout of members and minute taker assignments
  4. Review Charge and Revised Diversity Statement
    Charge:  The Library Diversity Committee provides leadership and guidance to the Library by encouraging awareness about and discussions of diversity. Specifically, the Committee will focus on diversity issues with regard to Library climate, staff training and development, services to patrons, and campus outreach.Working with Library Administration, the Human Resources Office, and the Staff Development and Training Committee, the Library Diversity Committee will establish and prioritize goals regarding the provision of diversity services and training. The Committee will also plan and promote diversity activities within the Library. Finally, the Committee will support, if and when appropriate, the work of the Library’s Affirmative action Officer and Equal Employment Opportunity CommitteeNew Diversity Statement (Approved by EC May 2018)
    The University of Illinois Library is committed to an environment that welcomes, cultivates, values, respects and supports the differences and contributions of all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois and the community. In addition, the University Library is dedicated to creating an inclusive community grounded in respect and appreciation for all individuals who work in the library. As the campus Diversity Values Statement says, “Diversity is strength and with it comes excellence!” For the full campus statement please go to
  5. Updates and Announcements
    NO Inclusive Illinois Day this year: Cindy will update Committee when she knows more
    Recap of Library Diversity Institute for Diversity Residents
  6. Discussion Items/Fall Programming Ideas
  • Partnering with I School
  • Continue Cultural Connections Series—work with I School
  • Implicit Bias training
  • Additional training from ISSS
    International Student and Scholar Services offers three training tracks: Blue, Orange, and Gray. More information about the tracks and modules can be found at
  • Encouraging student workers to enter the profession—work with I School

7.  Items for Future Meetings
Status of ClimateQUAL Recommendations


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