Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Charge

To develop a strategic and coordinated approach for PLA related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. The task force will explore methods and consider resources to be developed that will allow PLA to take a multifaceted approach. This may include recommending how EDI content is integrated into PLA programs; elevating successful libraries as models to generate and share best practices; identifying ways PLA might influence equity and inclusion within public libraries; and helping libraries serve diverse communities and staff.

Roster

Richard Kong (Co-Chair, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Amita Kaur Lonial (Co-Chair, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Jessica Anne Bratt (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Katie Dover-Taylor (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Jane Eastwood (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Rachel E. Fewell (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Christina Fuller-Gregory (Member, February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2019)
Toby Greenwalt (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Andrew F. Harbison (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Jason P. Kucsma (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Cynthia Marie Landrum (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Sarah Lawton (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Sheba Marcus-Bey (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Manya Danielle Shorr (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Amy Lynn Sonnie (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Lois Langer Thompson (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Roosevelt Weeks (Member, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Scott Gregory Allen (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Megan Stewart (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/19/2017. Last retrieved on 11/19/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The task force is comprised of up to twenty (20) members, led by two (2) co-chairs.

Origin

Created by the Board of Directors as its Midwinter 2017 meeting.

Get Involved

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please read and fill out the online volunteer form.

  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
  • Volunteers must be members of ALA and PLA.

Staff Liaison

Scott Allen
Deputy Director
312-280-5858
sallen@ala.org