Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Purpose

To develop and promote a diverse workforce within libraries, foster DEI in library policies, practices, programming, and services, and promote, support, sponsor and celebrate DEI within and between libraries and their communities. A central mission of the advisory committee is to educate and support library staff and community partners in understanding that DEI work is everyone's responsibility in creating a welcoming and supportive environment. The advisory committee acknowledges that DEI work can at times be uncomfortable, and trusts that all SCRLC members are here to learn, and commit to help one another and our colleagues in that learning process. The creation and maintenance of a safe space for a diverse and multicultural community of respectful persons is essential to the educational mission of libraries.

 

Role

  • Assist with assessing Library policies and practices through a DEI lens to identify systems and structures that may impede DEI efforts, and to identify potential DEI needs and projects.
  • Provide leadership through sharing information on DEI Advisory Committee initiatives and programs with SCRLC members.
  • Help create an inclusive and equitable work environment in which all personnel are able to develop to their full potential.
  • Address proactively the fair and equal treatment of Library personnel.

2019-2020 Activities

  • Complete the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
  • Publish and continue building the DEI LibGuide
  • Plan a series of DEI- related continuing education opportunities.
    • Host an article/video discussion group
  • Support regional DEI-related efforts and initiatives, e.g., Alfred's LGBTQ teen mentorship program initiative.
  • Develop the Code of Conduct for SCRLC.
  • Provide assistance to other library organizations on matters of DEI.

 

Members

Institution

 Term 

 Email

Nancy Abashian

Binghamton University

2018

abashian@binghamton.edu

Camille Andrews

Cornell University

2018

ca92@cornell.edu

Sarah Glogowski

Finger Lakes Library System

2016

sglogowski@flls.org

Beth Hylen

Corning Museum of Glass

2019

hylenej@cmog.org

Mechele Romanchock

NYS College of Ceramics @ Alfred

2017

romanchockm@alfred.edu

 

 

 

 

 Mary-Carol Lindbloom, ex officio

SCRLC

 

mclindbloom@scrlc.org

 Jessica Philippe, ex officio

SCRLC

 

jphilippe@scrlc.org

 

 

Meeting Minutes

2019
 
November 18 Minutes
September 9 Minutes
June 5 Minutes
March 15 Minutes
January 30
Minutes
   
2018  
December 18 Minutes
   
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