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UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes July 21, 2016

Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2016 at 1:00 in Room 150


  • Becky Jacobs committed to second Lunch & Learn
  • Second Lunch & Learn looking for presenters from the Psychology Department

Discussion to change first Lunch and Learn topic to Police:

  • Through a discussion it was decided not to pursue this topic because it is too risky
  • Possibly do it as a separate event
  • If we do will reach out to the organizations that hosted past events

First Lunch and Learn of Fall 2016:

  • Held on a Tuesday or Wednesday in early September
  • Topic: difficult conversations and healing
  • Possible speakers
    • Ashley Blamely from the Center for Health and Wellness
    • Gina Owens from Counseling Psychology focuses on stress and coping
    • Gina Austin from the Counseling Center
  • Members volunteered to contact these people directly and will have responses by August 1

Website Updates:

  • Update and able to maintain would like to expand
  • The email was not being checked- switched to Thura
  • Took down the resources page because it was not being monitored and they could be libguides
    • Subcommittee formed to create these guides
    • Creator: Kathy
    • Other volunteers: Megan, Kelia, and Kenya for consulting
    • Megan will create a meeting
    • Guides will be emailed to group as a whole and the group as a whole will monitor

International Festival:

  • Friday, September 30, 10am-2pm on Pedestrian Walkway
  • Through brainstorming descried we would have a spinning wheel with different countries listed, have snacks from those countries to try.
  • Anne will look for the top three countries students study abroad to and from
  • Title: Tastes From Around the World: The Flavors of UT

Next Meeting: Thursday August 18, 2016 1:00pm in room 150

New Secretary: Megan Venable

In Attendance:

Anne Hulse
Cathy Jenkins
Keila Zayas-Ruiz
Kenya Flash
Megan Venable
Michelle Brannen
Regina Mays
Sarah Holt
Seth Jordan
Thura Mack
Trey Hobson

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