UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes February 28, 2013

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Diversity Minutes February 28, 2013, 1:00pm, Room 150

  • Next Diversity Committee meeting
    • Will be held March 21 1-2 p.m., Hodges Library Room 150
  • Dr. Brothers
    • April 18 Dr. Laura Lundsford, University of Arizona
    • Workshop for faculty morning and students afternoon more information to come
  • International Festival April 19 10-2 p.m.
    • Discuss possible themes via email
  • Thura Mack’s new title, Coordinator for Community Services and Diversity Programs
  • Confucius Institute (Ann Hulse)
    • Book donation ceremony April 12
    • Speaker series and movie series in the Fall Anne Hulse will provide more information
  • April 1st -8th graduate education week
    • Digital signage, organizational support of week; display
  • Thura volunteered to email Dr. Ricky Hall, Vice Chancellor of Diversity
  • Diversity Committee Tool Box (Sojourna Cunningham scunni16@utk.edu)
    • Creating a survey instrument for the Southeastern region to create best practices as well as dialogue
  • Assessment focus group in the Fall (Sojourna Cunningham scunni16@utk.edu)
    • Library partnering with Disability Services
  • LibQual lite assessment of library services, this year Summer/Fall
    • Climate Qual Survey internal survey in the Spring of next year
    • 3 weeks faculty/staff 15 questions
    • IRB next Spring
  • Common Ground Book Club Update (Ingrid Ruffin)
    • Discussion led by Dean of the University Libraries Steve Smith, with 20 attendees
  • Webpage Update for http://www.lib.utk.edu/diversity/ (Judy Li and Rabia Gibbs)
    • Judy and Rabia highlighted new changes i.e. Word cloud, Culture Corner, Library residency program
    • New Deadline for the webpage: April during National Library Week April 14-20
    • Email Judy and Rabia with suggested changes
  • Alliance of Women Philanthropists 2012 Giving Circle Grant Update (Sojourna)
    • Grant to bring Half the Sky book and film to campus along with a scholarship is submitted
    • The Grant was not approved. The committee will continue to look for other funding opportunities.