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University Libraries Diversity Council: ULDC

What is ULDC?

The nineteen member University Libraries Diversity Council is a standing group reporting to the Dean of the Libraries.
The Council supports Virginia Tech's strategic plan goal to “foster a diverse and inclusive community that supports mutual respect” in the University Libraries and the Virginia Tech community. The Council is represented by three members from each association, the Library Faculty Association and the Library Staff Association; and two members from each high-level division/area; and there is a standing member from InclusiveVT.

Membership '21-'22

Area Name Term Ends
InclusiveVT Representative Jessica Ofsa Ongoing
Library Staff Association  Mary Sullivan 2024
Dr. Monique Logan 2024
Vacant
Library Faculty Association  Jonathan Briganti 2023
Rachel Miles 2023
Michael Stamper 2025
Learning Environments  Kirsten Dean 2024
Ellen Boggs 2023
Collection & Technical Services
and Scholarly Communication
Kimberli Weeks 2023
Nitra Eastby 2025
Information Technology Services Shannon Phillips 2023
Ian Heflin 2023
Data Services Mary Finn (Scribe) 2023
James Tuttle (Treasurer) 2024
Research Collaboration & Engagement Roberto Silva 2024
Connie Stovall 2025
Dean's Office  Ann Brown 2024

Charge

The fourteen member University Libraries Diversity Council is a standing group reporting to the Dean of the Libraries. The Council supports Virginia Tech's strategic plan goal to “foster a diverse and inclusive community that supports mutual respect” in the University Libraries and the Virginia Tech community.
 

Council members will:

  • Review the libraries' climate survey results, focusing on the diversity-related items, and suggest appropriate actions
  • Establish annual goals for the Council at the beginning of each academic year
  • Issue an annual report of its activities and progress in achieving stated goals
  • Develop strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce in the libraries
  • Provide and promote educational opportunities on Inclusion and Diversity in the libraries
  • Provide information to InclusiveVT or other campus entities as requested
  • Advise the Dean of the Libraries on matters regarding Inclusion and Diversity
  • Align Library Diversity Council initiatives with InclusiveVT efforts
  • Emphasize inclusion and diversity activities that relate to university programs
  • Review this charter annually

Meetings

  • Council meetings will occur at least six times a year.
  • The Diversity Council will present at the Library Council meeting at least once a year.
  • For the '20-'21 Academic Year, meetings will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2pm via Google Meet.
  • We also host optional Open Office Hours on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2pm via Google Meet.

Contact the Diversity Council

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Contact the
University Libraries Diversity Council

libdiversity-g@vt.edu 

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