The ACRL Board has charged a new Diversity Alliance Task Force to carry out the recommendations from the current oversight task force, whose terms expire in June 2020. ACRL President Karen Munro and ACRL President-Elect Jon Cawthorne invite you to volunteer to serve on the task force. If you wish to be considered for an appointment, complete the web form by 5:00 p.m. Central on June 30, 2020. The task force's charge and timeline can be found on the ALA website.
The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. By working together and thinking more broadly, ACRL Diversity Alliance institutions will help diversify and thereby enrich the profession.
The commitment of each library leader to create one or more residency positions will expand the opportunities available to individuals from professionally underrepresented groups to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. Library leaders participating in the ACRL Diversity Alliance are committed to opening doors, sharing their networks, and preparing residents for success in scholarship, professional service, and leadership. Residents and library leaders will each have access to a network so that they can share ideas, resources, and best practices.
Libraries wishing to participate in the Diversity Alliance program to increase the pipeline of professionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups make the following commitments:
Commitments to the ACRL Diversity Alliance are renewed annually to ensure these principles continue to be a priority.
Dr. Jon E. Cawthorne (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Tarida Anantachai (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
John P. Culshaw (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Nancy A. Davenport (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Karen R. Diaz (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Kenya S. Flash (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Malaika Grant (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Tyler Walters (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
April D. Cunningham (Board Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mary Ellen K. Davis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)
Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)