UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes January 21, 2010

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Meetings:
The committee resolved to meet every four weeks on Thursday at 1 pm unless notified otherwise.

February 2nd All Staff:
The plan is to notify the attendees of upcoming events and programs, ideas for enriching the Library,  and ask for staff to send information about their needs from the Diversity Committee.

Black Issues Conference:
The committee discussed program layout who would open,  present and close.
Facets of presenting the information were discussed. Calling on Carreer services for support of the the various diciplines requirements for resume/vita layout and content.  Advertising avenues were highlighted (Deans newsletter, Student Success Center ) and plans to post the finished presentation were hatched.

Culture Corner/ Common Ground Collaboration Opening:
A tea and cookie event is in planning. The committee is waiting on setting a date.

Residents Reception:
Feb 16th @ 3:00.  Welcome gift basket was discussed each member is bringing items to include.  The committee will solicit non members for help with the reception.

Let’s Talk About It Ideas:

Iran in the 21 century:
Correlate with the Persian New Year in March
Highlight the election and the use of social media and the news.

News wars:
Show Wag the Dog and have a panel of journalism and communication professors and grad students offer insight, comments and take questions.

Haiti:
Committee discussed launching an effort with a sister library in Haiti and respond to their needs.

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