Re: Revised draft ASERL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey
From: Martin Halbert (mdhalberuncg.edu)
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:40:05 -0800 (PST)
The one addition I would make from the discussions we had in Atlanta and
the notes from the TF, is an addition to the Q2:
* Fostering inclusivity in our organizations

Warm regards,

Martin Halbert (Ph.D., MLIS), UNC Greensboro Dean of Libraries


On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:27 PM John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org> wrote:

> Checking in on this -- I have not received replies / comments on this
> revised draft (text pasted below).  Is it good to go?  I'm hoping to run it
> by the Coordinators Working Group one last time before we post it to the
> ASERL-Deans list next Friday.
>
>
>
>
> --jeb
>
> John Burger, Executive Director
> Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
> c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
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>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Burger
> Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:12 PM
> To: Email list for ASERL's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. <
> aserl-diversity-inclusion [at] aserl-lists.org>
> Subject: Revised draft ASERL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey
>
> Dear DEI Committee Members:
>
> Here's the revised text of the survey, based on the feedback I heard from
> the group last week in Atlanta.  Please review & comment.  Have I missed
> anything?
> I would like to send this to the Diversity Coordinators Working Group for
> their on Friday or Monday, so the final version can be distributed to ASERL
> Deans by December 15 as we had announced.
> _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
>
> INTRODUCTION
> 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 users and communities. We affirm that we achieve more
> together because of our differences, not despite them.
>
> We seek one reply per institution to the following, with sign-off by the
> library dean/director to ensure it reflects her/his desired priorities.
>
> QUESTIONS
> Q1. What kind(s) of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming
> have you found to be successful in your library/campus?  Please describe
> briefly.
>
>
> Q2. Please select the top 5 DEI-related issues that your library is
> facing.  (NB:  These answers will display in random order for survey
> takers, except for the "other" option at the end of the list.)
>       *   Retaining a diverse workforce
>       *   Attracting / Recruiting a diverse workforce
>       *   Ensuring accessibility for diverse populations
>       *   Creating sensitive descriptions for archival collections,
> exhibits, etc
>       *   Providing training to foster a culturally competent workforce
>       *   Creating leadership opportunities for mid-career staff/librarians
>       *   Creating public programming/outreach for Diversity, Equity, and
> Inclusion issues
>       *   Developing collections for diverse communities of users
>       *   Providing welcoming environments / safe spaces for diverse
> communities
>       *   Other (please specify)
>
> Q3. How would you like ASERL to address your top issues as a consortium?
> What DEI initiatives would you like to see moved to the ASERL level?
>
> Q4. What local, regional, or national programs should ASERL consider for
> potential partnerships?
>
> Q5. Your name
> Q6. Your Institution
> Q7. Your email address
>
> _ _ _ _ _ _
>
> Thanks for your feedback!
>
> --jeb
>
> John Burger, Executive Director
> Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W.
> Woodruff Library
> 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
> Atlanta, GA  30322
>
> 404-727-0137
>
>
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