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UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes July 16, 2015

Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes: July 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Room 150

We held a moment of silence for Steve Thomas and signed a card for his family.


  • The Clarence Brown Theater is performing “A Lesson Before Dying”
  • Call for new members resulted in approving Melanie Allen and Trey Hobson
  • We have also invited the new Diversity Residents to join the committee
  • Two posters were accepted for the Diversity Summit to be held on Friday September 25
    • The brand will be generic so that it can be used for multiple purposes
    • If you would like to contribute, please contact Thura Mack

Progress on the Lunch and Learn series:

  • The Council for Diversity has funding available. The committee will request $500 for the series for food and to raise awareness
  • The email with the edits has gone out for feedback
  • Where will it be used?
    • Website
    • Press release
    • Digital signage
    • Poster for the Diversity Summit

Suggestions for Website:

  • Newest activities to be listed at top of page
  • Past activities broken down by year
  • Put dates to link programs
  • Hide the call for new members

The next meeting will be Thursday August 20, 2015 at 1:00pm in Room 150.

In Attendance:

Melanie Allen
Michelle Brannen
Sarah Holt
Seth Jordan
Thura Mack
Lili’a Neville
Elizabeth Young

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