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Committee Name: Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion

Reports to: Michael Bell and Gabby Redwine (co-sponsors)

Committee Charge: The Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion is charged with informing and advising on diversity and inclusion in YUL. Particular areas of emphasis are a climate/culture of mutual respect and the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff. This committee is advisory in nature—members are not expected to conduct events.

Frequency of Meetings: Monthly

Committee Co-Chairs: Sara Azam and Lisa Goodman

Committee Members:

  • Janet Adami (ex officio, ongoing)
  • Sara Azam (July 2015-2018)
  • Bernadette Cioffi (ex officio, ongoing)
  • Joshua Dull (July 2017-2019)
  • Lisa Goodman (July 2017-2019)
  • Miriam Olivares (July 2017-2019)
  • Vermetha Polite (July 2016-2018)
  • Jennifer Nolte (July 2016-2018)
  • Shawana Snell (July 2017-2019)
  • Camila Tessler (July 2017-2019)
  • Deborah Stanley-McAulay (ex officio, ongoing)

Term of Service: 2 years

Committee Website: TBD

Committee Contact: Sara Azam or Lisa Goodman

Committee eligibility: Any full- or part-time Yale Libraries staff member with a commitment to building a culture of mutual respect and recruiting and retaining a diverse staff.  

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