Diversity and Inclusion Committee – December 2018 Report

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Planned panel structure for 2019 ALA Annual. This included drafting an ALA Annual submission proposal, and once accepted, drafting a call for panelists to participate in our “Equity, Diversity, and Justice” panel, devising communication strategy for circulating CFP, reviewing over thirty proposals after submission close date, and choosing/contacting finalists.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

Second Activity
Ran Conference Buddy Program for second year, specifically for attendees at Midwinter.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
-Working with panelists chosen for our 2019 ALA Annual “Diversity, Equity, and Justice” talks.
-Strategizing on potential pre-conference workshop ideas for 2019 LITA Forum.
-Exploring ways to connect with ALA’s ODLOS office around programs, workshop, and membership engagement.

Submitted by Jennifer Brown on 01/09/2019