Revisions to ASERL Diversity & Inclusion Survey
From: John Burger (
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:09:33 -0800 (PST)
For your review & comment:  Here are my revisions based on our conversation 
over lunch today.


ASERL Diversity & Inclusion -- Environmental Scan 2018-19 ASERL members believe 
that when libraries tap into the wisdom of a workforce that reflects the 
populations we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of 
the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and researchers we serve. ASERL members 
further believe we must make our workplaces, collections, and services more 
inclusive. ASERL libraries commit to make every employee feel welcomed and 
motivated to work optimally in service to our communities. We affirm that we 
achieve more together because of our differences, not despite them.

As our first steps in this arena, this survey focuses on issues of concern to 
our member libraries as related to library staffing, and how ASERL as a 
consortium may be able to assist its members.  We seek one reply per 
institution, with sign-off by the library dean/director.

For your review & comment:  Here are my revisions based on our conversation 
over lunch today.

1. What kind(s) of D&I programming have you found to be successful in your 
library/campus?  Please describe briefly.

2. Please RANK the issues that your library is facing.

                Recruiting a diverse workforce

               Retaining a diverse workforce

               Training for a diverse workforce

               Managing collections for a diverse user population

               Creating sensitive descriptions for archival collections, 
exhibits, etc

               Creating leadership opportunities for mid-career staff/librarians

               Creating public programming/outreach for Equity & Diversity 

               Ensuring accessibility for diverse populations

3. Is there an issue you would include in the list above that is not included 
on our list?  If so, please describe it here.

4. How would you like ASERL to address your top priority issues as a 
consortium?  What diversity initiatives would you like to see moved to the 
ASERL level?

5. What local, regional, or national programs should ASERL consider for 
potential partnerships?

6. Your name

7. Your Institution

8. Your email address


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322


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