Committee on Diversity (COD)

Charge

To provide a forum to research, monitor, discuss, and address national diversity issues and trends. To analyze and address the impact of diversity issues and trend on the profession, and the relevance and effectiveness of library leadership, library organizations and library services to an increasingly diverse society. To provide to council and ALA membership information, needed for the establishment of ALA policies, actions and initiatives related to national diversity issues and trends. To encourage and facilitate diversity in ALA membership and the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce in the profession as a whole. To encourage and facilitate diversity in ALA leadership and leadership development. To facilitate a broad awareness of how and why diversity is unequivocally linked to all ALA areas of concern such as intellectual freedom, education and continual learning, literary and equity of access. To work collaboratively with the ALA president, ALA council, ALA divisions, ALA offices and units, ALA round tables, ALA committees, and ALA affiliates. To serve in an advisory capacity to the director of the office for diversity to (1) support the role of the office for diversity as the clearinghouse for ALA's diversity resources, contacts, and information exchange, (2) monitor the implementation, progress and ongoing evaluation of ALA national diversity initiatives and programs, and (3) plan, support and encourage conference programs, activities and special events.

Roster

Miriam C. Nauenburg (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Jason Monroe Broughton (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Holly Clark Carroll (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Wenli Gao (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Martin L. Garnar (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Amiya P. Hutson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Laura Lanning (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Alanna Aiko Moore (Committee on Diversity Representative, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2016)
Miriam C. Nauenburg (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Satia Orange (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Karen Patricia Quash (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Jose Miguel Ruiz (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Jesse Bernard Sanders, III (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mrs. Yvonne C. Stephenson (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mrs. Fantasia A. Thorne-Ortiz (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ngoc-Yen Tran (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Tinamarie Vella (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Rebecca J. Kemp (Intern, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Tiana Trutna (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Jody Gray (Primary Staff Liaison, November 3, 2015, to November 3, 2020)

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Resources

Composition

The Committee on Diversity consists of 15 members appointed by the Council  Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA president-elect, serving 2 year terms and led by a Chair, appointed annually.

Meeting at ALA Annual, Orlando

All Committee Meeting - Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

Friday, June 24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W209 A/B

Joint meeting of all association and council committees to which the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) liaisons, followed by business meetings:

  • Committee on Diversity and its sub-committees (Spectrum Advisory Committee, Spectrum Scholars Interest Group, Spectrum Jury, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee)
  • Committee on Literacy
  • Committee on Rural, Native & Tribal Libraries of All Kinds