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Diversity Committee

UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes September 9, 2010

Joanne Deeken visited again to update the Committee on the results of the faculty council meeting. She stressed the Council was not satisfied with the current plan stating that they wished to cite civility and education as the overall theme for the plan.
The committee wishes to point out that the Libraries Diversity Plan is designed to make people aware of the issues and it is not a laundry list of to do items. The Libraries Diversity committee creates separate goals, and continues to work towards to Libraries Diversity goals. The current committee is based on partnerships and collaboration on educational and community outreach efforts with many other UT departments and organizations.
The committee continued to discuss the Libraries Diversity plan, making edits to reflect the current work of the committee. These changes were recorded and sent to Joanne Deeken.
Changes made are:
1. Change “Let’s Talk About it” to Cultural Enrichment Series that involves the whole campus.
The committee does not welcome new library employees

2. The committee does not provide support for search committees
3. The committee does not participate in recruitment of new students to UT.
5. The committee is not responsible for the development and maintenance of UT Libraries Subject guides.

Current Work
Common Ground Book Club
October 11th Brown Bag Discussion: time is to be set (before 5:00pm)

Cultural Enrichment in October.
Immigration Culture Corner collaboration with Safe Haven.

The committee will review the current Diversity Committee Plan and suggesting new goals for the next meeting.

Allison Roberts 9/14/2010

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