Diversity & Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has as its charge:

      • To establish and maintain diversity as a fundamental principle of LITA,
      • To articulate the desired facets of diversity within LITA, 
      • To propose appropriate goals for diversity in LITA membership, participation, and programming and metrics for measuring success,
      • To advise and coordinate with other LITA committees, task forces, and the governing board on strategies to meet diversity goals,
      • To coordinate with other groups within ALA on diversity issues in the library workplace, and
      • To report annually to the governing board on the committee’s progress,
      • To serve as LITA liaison to the ALA Diversity Committee through the chair or another designee from the committee.


The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion shall be composed of a a chair with a one-year term, a vice-chair with a one-year term who will succeed to the role of chair in the subsequent year, and 6-8 additional members with two-year overlapping terms. 

Members of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion will receive assistance from an ALA staff liaison and a LITA board member will be appointed to serve as the committee’s board liaison.

LITA Connect

View the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s group in LITA Connect.

About This Committee


      • Run LITA’s Conference Buddy program
      • Developing supports for more diverse involvement with LITA

Expected Time Commitment

      • Holds 10-12 virtual meetings and no face-to-face meetings each year
      • Group members work an average of 2 hours per month
      • January and June are the busiest months

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Understanding of best practices of diversity and inclusion