Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within ALSC Implementation Task Force


1) To further the work of the prior Diversity Within ALSC Task Force, as voted by the ALSC Board at Annual 2017:

a. Implement recommendations 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4 and 5.7 (see Activities for further details), with performance measures for evaluation.

b. Consider recommendation 1 (establishing a permanent committee) and make further recommendation to the board.
c. Prioritize the remaining recommendations, including identifying performance metrics for them, and implement them as well as possible within the length of term which will be concurrent with the duration of our 2017-2020 strategic plan 
2) To regularly advise the ALSC President and Executive Committee (EC) through the duration of the 2017-2020 ALSC strategic plan to ensure the spirit of the plan, and of the prior Diversity within ALSC TF’s recommendations, are carried through; and to be available to the ALSC EC for input as needed.


Hanna Lee (Co-Chair, September 7, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - hannasemail@gmail.com
First Regional LIbrary
Ms. Kirby McCurtis (Co-Chair, September 8, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - kirby.mccurtis@gmail.com
Work Phone: (503) 988-4606
Fax: (503) 988-5441
Multnomah County Library
512 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217-2330
Alia R. Jones (Member, September 21, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - arj24@cornell.edu
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Danielle Jones (Member, September 19, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - jones.danielle.jones@gmail.com
Work Phone: 503.988.4346
Multnomah County Library
4040 Ne Tillamook St
Portland, OR 97212-5340
Ms. Sophia Kenney (Member, September 26, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - sophie_slek@yahoo.com
Work Phone: (561) 266-0197
Delray Beach Public Library
100 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Fl, FL 33444
Ms. Eboni R. Njoku (Member, October 4, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - eboni.njoku@gmail.com
Work Phone: (202) 715-7707
DC Public Library
1800 Good Hope Rd Se
Washington, DC 20020-4613
Marge Loch-Wouters (Consultant, October 31, 2017, to June 30, 2019) - lochwouters@gmail.com
Work Phone: (608) 790 0211
Loch-Works Consulting
719 Hillcrest Avenue
La Crescent, MN 55947
Sujei Lugo (Board Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) - sujeilugo@gmail.com
Boston Public Library
433 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-1831
Alena Rivers (Staff, October 31, 2017, to January 31, 2020) - arivers@ala.org
Work Phone: 312-280-5866
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within ALSC Implementation Task Force consists of 7 members including two co-chairs, working with the ALSC Deputy Director as Staff Liaison. The task force will be supported by Priority Group IV, Organizational Support, as well as by an ad hoc advisory team.

The task force will meet virtually. 
Term of appointment: Immediately (August 2017) through the end of the 2020 Midwinter Conference (January 2020). 


Established at the request of the Board of Directors at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

ALSC and ALA value committed and active committee members. Qualified ALSC members are welcome to volunteer to serve on ALSC's committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other ALSC committees by filling out an ALSC committee volunteer form. Depending on the committee, appointments take place either in the spring or fall. Accordingly, committee service begins either following Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting.

Staff Liaison

Alena Rivers