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IS Diversity Committee's Minutes Archive
May 14th, 2007 meeting
Attending: Erin, Channette, Michelle, Donna, Sherry, Julie
We were not able to meet with the Dean today, but hope to have the opportunity
We had more comments and feeback on the Duigiud event—do we want these on the G: drive? (no, Erin will send out as email). All in all, there was high satisfaction with the workshop and it was a good chance to meet new people, especially on the IT side. Other info will be available on G:drvie as necessary.
On May 2, Erin and Julie met with Rebecca Smith about publicity for the Kevin Willmott event. It has been confirmed that the workshop will be on May 21st at the Computer Center auditorium. Erin will send out another list of ‘to do’ assignments, though most of it has already been accomplished.
Channette will keep in contact with Prof. Willmott (especially regarding the honorarium).
Should we invite our students to the event? Do we pay them, if so? It was decided that DIVCOM members who have students around on that day may encourage them to go and will pay them, but it will not be offered to all students at this time. Future events may be different, but the timing is too close to resolve issues with payroll, supervisor approval, etc.
RSVP to Rita with number of students attending. Julie will check status of RSVP with Rita on the 16th or 17th.
The SLIM internship is still moving ahead, though slowly. It hasn’t
been abandoned, we’ve been assured. We talked about the next
big National Diversity in Libraries conference which will occur in Oct. ’08. We
would definitely like to have 2 or 3 committee members attend.
At the Willmott event, we will encourage people to join the Diversity Committee! There will also be an email going out in the next day or so from IS asking for volunteers.
Next event-possibly in July-with Terry Proctor and Sharon Musgrave about Aging in the Workplace.