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.


Danielle Jones (Co-Chair, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2023)
Ms. Sophie Kenney (Co-Chair, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2023)
Ayn Reyes Frazee (Virtual Member, February 20, 2020, to January 31, 2023)
Sierra McKenzie (Virtual Member, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2023)
Vicky Smith (Virtual Member, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2023)
Amy E. Koester (Consultant, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Sujei Lugo (Board Liaison, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)

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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.

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