ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee


To oversee and coordinate ACRL’s Core Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as described in the strategic plan. Work with the Board and other units to initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in academic librarianship—including recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented groups to academic and research librarianship and the promotion of library and information services for diverse library users.


Ms. Kayla Jean Kuni (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Katelyn Quirin Manwiller (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Cristalan Ness (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Sandra E. Riggs (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Kevin M. Ross (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Tami Sandberg (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Silvia Si Wing Vong (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Anna Yang (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2023, to July 1, 2024)

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  • A minimum of six members to include: a vice-chair who serves a one-year term as Chair, a one-year term as Vice-Chair and a one-year term as Past-Chair, and three members.
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee as needed to complete committee responsibilities.
  • Since it is important that the vice-chair/chair be knowledgeable about the responsibilities and concerns of the committee, it is suggested that the committee vice-chair/chair be selected from the existing committee membership.


ALA Annual Conference 2021

ACRL Presents (past recordings)

  • ACRL Presents: Cultures of Collecting: Sustaining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Collection Development (YouTube)
  • ACRL Presents: An Insider's Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (YouTube)


The Diversity Committee (original committee name: Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee) was created by the ACRL Board of Directors at its 1990 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. During its January 28, 2019 meeting, the Board approved changing the name of the committee from the Diversity Committee to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. On April 25, 2019, the ACRL Board approved a new committee charge to align the work of the committee with the ACRL Plan for Excellence's Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Allison Payne
Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives
Association of College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Phone: (312) 280-2519