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UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes March 17, 2016

Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes: March 17, 2016 at 1:00 in Room 150


  • Thank you to Anne – the next International Festival is Friday September 30
  • Thank you to Seth for updating the website
    • All members please take a look at our diversity webpage and provide feedback for improvement
      • Ex: add achievements from past presentations
  • Michelle, Keila and Lili’a’s proposal about Lunch and Learn was accepted for the Ohio University Libraries spring diversity workshops conference
  • Next Lunch and Learn is 03/24 at noon in room

Continue Lunch and Learn?

  • Through a vote decided we will continue the series in the Fall because they have been successful
  • Will conduct a survey for possible topics
    • Will add the topics to survey at upcoming Lunch and Learn
    • Put physical survey at Destress events in Hodges
    • Try new marketing at Graduate Student appreciation week
    • Electronic survey available April 1 and leave open
  • Possible topics
    • A practical program for how to have difficult conversations (possibly first one)
    • Rape culture in athletics and legal battles
    • Political atmosphere
    • Women’s issues
    • Wellness and health
    • Speakologist training
  • Will seek funding and possibly bring in outside speaker

Next Meeting: April 21 at 1:00pm in room 150

In Attendance:

Anne Hulse
Cathy Jenkins
Elissa Edwards
Elizabeth Young
Kenya Flash
Lili’a Neville
Megan Venable
Melanie Allen
Regina Mays
Sarah Holt
Seth Jordan
Thura Mack
Trey Hobson


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