Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Charge

The Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will develop a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among our members, the field of librarianship, and our communities.  The most important Task Force outcome is the public and honest conversation that will be generated by its plan and recommended actions.

Roster

Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Martin L. Garnar (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Martin L. Garnar (Committee on Diversity Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Hannah Kyung Lee (Conference Committee Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Max Macias (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Mike L. Marlin (Executive Board Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Shannon McClintock Miller (Committee on Education Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada (ODLOS Advisory Committee Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
LaJuan Pringle (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Leslie Scott (Training, Orientation, and Leadership Development Committee Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Julie B. Todaro (Executive Board Liaison, July 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Sara Kay Zettervall (Librarians Build Communities MIG Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Jody Gray (Staff Liaison, November 3, 2015, to June 30, 2020)
Kerri Price (Staff Liaison, May 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020)

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Composition

The membership of the Task Force will be inclusive of the following perspectives:

  • ALA Chapter Relations Committee
  • ALA Committee on Diversity 
  • ALA Council
  • ALA Executive Board
  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and Accessibility Assembly
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)
  • REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking)
  • Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

Staff Liaison

Jody Gray
Director, Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
(800) 545-2433, ext. 5295
jgray@ala.org 

Kerri Price
Executive Board Secretariat
(800) 545-2433, ext. 3203
kprice@ala.org