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

Mr. Trevor A. Dawes (Co-Chair, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Martin L. Garnar (Co-Chair, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Melissa I. Cardenas - Dow (APALA Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Danielle Geller (AILA Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Andrew P. Jackson (BCALA Representative, September 16, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Dr. Majed J. Khader (Chapter Relations Committee Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Max Macias (REFORMA Representative, May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Mr. Mike L. Marlin (ASCLA Accessibility Assembly Representative, May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Mr. Louis Munoz, Jr (Diversity Committee Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
LaJuan Pringle (SRRT Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Mark A. Puente (Member-at-Large, May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Dr. Lian Ruan (CALA Representative, April 29, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Teri Sierra (Membership Meetings Committee Representative, May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Mrs. Nancy J. Snyder (Member-at-Large, May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016)
Barbara K. Stripling (Executive Board Liaison, May 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Courtney L. Young (Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Michelle Harrell Washington (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Kerri Price (Staff Liaison, May 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 10/20/2014. Last retrieved on 10/20/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

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

  • ALA Chapter Relations Committee
  • ALA Committee on Diversity and Diversity Council
  • 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)
  • 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

Michelle Harrell Washington
Director, Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
(800) 545-2433, ext. 5295
mwashington@ala.org

Gwendolyn Prellwitz
Assistant Director Spectrum and Related Grants
(800) 545-2433, ext. 5048
gprellwitz@ala.org

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