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UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes October 24, 2013

 Committee Meeting Minutes: October 24, 2013 at 1:00pm Room 150 

1.  Announcements

  • Race for the Cure Salad Bar Fundraiser total $985. Final team total $2700.
  • The next Diversity Committee Meeting will be November 21st at 1:00pm in room 150, Hodges Library

2.  VolAware Street Fair

  • Street Fair feedback indicated that our Committee had one of the top favorite things at the fair (stress balls)
  • Made stress balls and students listed what they do to de-stress as well as suggestions for what the library can add to the De-Stress program

3. Web Task Force Group

  • Michelle Brannen, Seth Jordan, Judy Li, Rabia Gibbs
  • Changes to the webpage
    • Definition in place
    • Reduced navigation menu
    • Need to add more pictures from recent and past activities

4.  Veterans Day Activities (Ingrid)

  • Will check with Taskforce in Support of Student Veterans
  • Possible Library display and activities

5.  Black Issues Conference Call for papers

  • Due December 20, 2013
  • Brainstormed possible presentation
    • “I hate it when, I would like it if” lingering stereotypes
    • STEM and Diversity
    • Date of event February 1st, 2014
    • Sub-committee

Sojourna Cunningham                  Anne Hulse

Seth Jordan                                   Thura Mack

Michelle Brannen                         Vicki Palmer

6.   New: TRACE (Seth)

  • Seth demoed TRACE and the Committee’s presence in the collection
  • Committee will think of other ways to populate our presence in the TRACE collection

7.   HR Diversity Training for all UT Libraries Faculty and Staff (Sojourna)

  • Understanding some of the most common “hidden” disabilities
  • Safe Zone Training: Empowering LGBT ALLIES

8.  Programming Assessment (Thura)

  • Thura reported on a template for reporting the Diversity Committee activities, i.e. Learning Objective, Attendance, and Evaluation Type

9.  New Culture Corner

  • Culture Corner ideas are welcome
  • Email your ideas to Thura
  • Suggested: Health care and medicinal practices around the world (Anne)

Proposed November Agenda

—-Black Issues Conference Committee

—-Web committee reporting

—-HR Training

—-Race for the Cure final results

—-Culture Corner

In Attendance

Megan Venable                  Vicki Palmer

Ann Hulse                           Michelle Brannen

Seth Jordan                         Steve Thomas

Rabia Gibbs                        Sojourna Cunningham

Judy Li                                Elizabeth Young

Ingrid Ruffin                       Thura Mack

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