Recognize the work librarians do to sustain, support and defend Human Rights.
Monday, June 22, 2020
American Library Association Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Assembly (new June 2020).
Announcing the newALAEDI Assembly!
At the 2020 Midwinter Meeting, theALAExecutive Board charged the ODLOS Advisory Committee with creating an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Assembly. The purpose of this EDI Assembly is to provide a forum for all groups withinALAandALA-affiliated organizations working on initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to discuss their activities, identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination, and explore new initiatives related to the association's strategic direction for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
All groups withinALAandALA-affiliated organizations working on initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion are invited to send representatives. Individuals interested in equity, diversity, and inclusion are also welcomed to attend and participate. Volunteers will serve two-year terms on the assembly, with flexibility as needed.
How will it work?
The EDI Assembly will meet quarterly, starting with its inaugural meeting onAugust 4thfrom 12-1:30pm PDT / 1pm-2:30pm MDT / 2pm-3:30pm CDT / 3pm-4:30pm EDT. We will use the the principles outlined in theALAEDI Implementation Working Group's final report as a framework for our discussions, so that as we share the work we're doing, we will map those principles to our work and identify gaps in what's being worked on so that we can move towards a holistic culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
What are those ten principles again?
The ten principles are:
Cooperation & Collaboration
How do I sign up?
You'll join the EDI Assembly through theALAVolunteer Form -stay tuned for more information. You'll then be added to the ALAConnectgroup for the Assembly.
I still have questions!
Please contact Elizabeth Brumfield, incoming chair of the ODLOS Advisory Committee and convener of the EDI Assembly, email@example.com.