To foster connections and help build networks among underrepresented groups within ALSC.
More about the Discussion Group
The BIPOC Discussion Group will convene face-to-face at each conference and will not include any virtual meetings.
The purpose of the BIPOC Discussion Group is to provide a safe, welcome, and open space for ALSC members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to discuss specific experiences in the profession and the Association.
The Discussion Group will benefit ALSC by 1) demonstrating ALSC's commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all members, while acknowledging the inequity that makes a group like this necessary; and 2) supporting ALSC's ongoing work to continually adopt inclusive, equitable practices through feedback from the group's participants.
Established in 2019 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.
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.