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UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes August 20, 2015

Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes: August 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Room 150

Announcements:

  • Changes to the web page; listing by year was lost due to a crash
  • Separate Lunch and Learn page added; approved logo
  • Postcards available for distribution at Grad School Open House
  • Lili’a posted the event on the homepage for diversity diversity.utk.edu
  • It is also listed in the Chancellor’s newsletter
  • There is a presence on Facebook and Twitter (kept it small because it is Welcome Week Blitzweek after this Welcome Week)
  • Lili’s submitted for funding – there is a subcommittee for any questions. Look for an agenda of the first meeting on the 26th.
  • Megan, Cathy, Michelle, Thura, Melanie, Keila and Kenya are working on the posters for the Diversity Summit. One in the AM and one in PM. All encouraged to register.

Introduction of the new Diversity Librarians: Kenya Flash and Keila Zayas-Ruiz

Lunch and Learn Updates:

  • It is on the digital signs
  • If anyone would like to be on future posters contact Cathy – there will be a release form
  • EVENT: Tuesday September 15 noon-one in Mary Greer Room. BE THERE!

Topics for Spring:

  • The survey was set up at the Grad School Open House by Regina and Michelle
  • A link to the survey at the bottom of the article about the Committee in the Chancellor’s newsletter
  • Once the results are in we can decide on topics and needed resources
  • Next topic on age discrimination possible title: Mind the Gap: Ageism and Generational Differences

In Attendance:

Cathy Jenkins
Elizabeth Young
Keila Zayas-Ruiz
Kenya Flash
Lili’a Neville
Megan Venable
Regina Mays
Sarah Holt
Seth Jordan
Melanie Allen
Thura Mack

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