Diversity Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2002
Present: Atkins, Conner, Manoff, Royse, A. Smith, R. Smith
Royse chaired the meeting for Mack in her absence.
At the last meeting, Miller provided preliminary results from the climate survey. Royse stated that there are remaining questions that need to be addressed regarding the distribution of the results. Royse reported that we are accountable for reporting out soon due to:
1. Initial statement which made clear that the results would be readily available to anyone interested.
2. The staff should be notified of the results prior to the conference presentations at TLA and the Iowa Conference.
Conner recommended that the climate survey subgroup or some representative group of the diversity committee should present the results in an open forum to the staff.
Atkins agreed and suggested that we get the results out in print prior to the presentation to the staff. He recommended that we prepare a preliminary summary.
The committee agreed that the subgroup should prepare a draft summary and a draft “course of action” for the committee by Jan 24th.
It was agreed that the open forum should occur sometime in Mid-February. February 14th has been established as a target date but will depend on the availability of Hodges Auditorium.
Royse distributed handouts of the upcoming conferences that the diversity committee will participate. Dates and times have not yet been posted on the TLA website. It was suggested that someone talk to Linda Phillips to see if time slots have been filled.
Royse announced that she and Mack were planning to submit a proposal for a poster session at the ALA Conference in Nashville. Another conference suggestion is ACRL Charlotte Conference in April 2003. The deadline for submitting is November.
Question’s raised about diversity committee membership:
1. How do we get the word out?
2. Where does the committee fit into the overall organization?
3. Does the Chair rotate?
The group felt that this should be an agenda item for our next meeting.
Next meeting: 1/24/02