ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Charge

To oversee and coordinate ACRL’s Core Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as described in the strategic plan. Work with the Board and other units to initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in academic librarianship—including recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented groups to academic and research librarianship and the promotion of library and information services for diverse library users.

Roster

Mr. Derrick Jefferson (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Federico Martinez-Garcia, JR (Chair, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Mr. Derrick Jefferson (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Mary Beth Lock (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Federico Martinez-Garcia, JR (Past-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Tarida Anantachai (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Jolie Braun (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Mrs. Symphony Ashley Bruce (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Camille Chesley (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Trevor A. Dawes (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
David Forero (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Kenny A. Garcia (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Twanna K. Hodge (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Marcela Yael Isuster (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Derrick Jefferson (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Mary Beth Lock (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Sol Maria Lopez (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Federico Martinez-Garcia, JR (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Essraa M. Nawar (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Peggy Seiden (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Ping Situ (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Jamia Williams (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Faye A. Chadwell (Board Liaison, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Faye A. Chadwell (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2019, to July 31, 2019)
Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)

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Composition

  • A minimum of six members to include: a vice-chair who serves a one-year term as Chair, a one-year term as Vice-Chair and a one-year term as Past-Chair, and three members.
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee as needed to complete committee responsibilities.

Origin

The Diversity Committee (original committee name: Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee) was created by the ACRL Board of Directors at its 1990 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. During its January 28, 2019 meeting, the Board approved changing the name of the committee from the Diversity Committee to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. On April 25, 2019, the ACRL Board approved a new committee charge to align the work of the committee with the ACRL Plan for Excellence's Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Allison Payne
Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives
Association of College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Phone: (312) 280-2519
Email: apayne@ala.org