Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Charge

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has as its charge:

  • To establish and maintain diversity as a fundamental principle of LITA,
  • To articulate the desired facets of diversity within LITA, 
  • To propose appropriate goals for diversity in LITA membership, participation, and programming and metrics for measuring success,
  • To advise and coordinate with other LITA committees, task forces, and the governing board on strategies to meet diversity goals,
  • To coordinate with other groups within ALA on diversity issues in the library workplace, and
  • To report annually to the governing board on the committee's progress,
  • To serve as LITA liaison to the ALA Diversity Committee through the chair or another designee from the committee.

Roster

Jennifer C. Brown (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Paula Jharina Pascual (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Melissa S. Stoner (Past-Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Thomas Lamanna, II (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Rebecca Michele Marrall (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Ted Quiballo (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Jennifer Vinopal (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Evviva R. Weinraub (Board Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)

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Composition

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion shall be composed of a a chair with a one-year term, a vice-chair with a one-year term who will succeed to the role of chair in the subsequent year, and 6-8 additional members with two-year overlapping terms. 

Members of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion will receive assistance from an ALA staff liaison and a LITA board member will be appointed to serve as the committee's board liaison.

About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Run LITA's Conference Buddy program
  • Developing supports for more diverse involvement with LITA

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 10-12 virtual meetings and no face-to-face meetings each year
  • Group members work an average of 2 hours per month
  • January and June are the busiest months

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Understanding of best practices of diversity and inclusion

 

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