The group will strive to make McMaster libraries more diverse, equitable and inclusive places - both for library staff and for the campus community. The group will advise the library's senior leadership on policies and programs associated with:
Making library services and spaces more welcoming for all groups
Presenting ourselves in an inclusive manner to the campus and the community (marketing, community relationships, etc.)
Recruiting and retaining more library staff from diverse backgrounds
Providing educational opportunities for library staff
Sharing information and best practices
Increasing staff involvement in diversity activities (both on campus and off)
University Librarian Vivian Lewis will serve as the Committee's first chair for the period (2017/18 to 2018/19). At that point, a new chair will be selected.
The group will be comprised of 10-12 members with a strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion. Members will typically serve for 2-year term.
The Human Resource Manager, the Director of Health Sciences Library and the AUL for Services & Facilities will be ex officio (full members - based on position).
Meetings: The group will meet once a month from April to June 2018, them once every two months. Sub groups will be formed and will meet as needed.