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Committee Name: Work/Life Committee

Reports To: AUL for Administration

Committee Charge:

The Work/Life Committee is charged with informing and advising on work/life issues in YUL—particularly related to childcare and eldercare.  Specifically, the committee will 

  • Coordinate programming for YUL staff on childcare and eldercare related issues with speakers from Yale Work-Life Program, Working Women’s Network, and other campus sources.
    • Manage a budget of $1000 for costs associated with programming.
  • Maintain awareness of work/life services at Yale, including monitoring and detecting changes and new initiatives relevant to staff.
  • Lead communications to ensure that library staff are made aware of new or changing Yale initiatives, program opportunities, and services that may affect them.
  • Seek out information from YUL staff about needs, opportunities,  and satisfaction related to childcare and eldercare.
  • Support YUL administration’s advocacy within the broader Yale discussions of work/life issues, as it works to create long-term relationships and opportunities for communication with other relevant groups across the university.
    • Advise YUL administration about matters arising related to childcare and eldercare at Yale, in the community, and among YUL staff.
    • Conduct ad-hoc research to support library administration’s advocacy for improved eldercare and childcare at Yale University.

Frequency of Meetings: Monthly

Committee Chair: Molly Wheeler

Committee Members:

  • Susan P. Brady
  • Michael Brenes
  • Emily DiLeo
  • Jason Helms
  • Julie Linden
  • Molly Wheeler
  • Diane Napert
  • Shawana Snell

Term of Service: Two Years

Member Selection Method: Six to ten members will serve staggered two-year terms, appointed by the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services.  The chair will be appointed by the AUL for Administrative Services from among members who have served a year.  Depending on availability, initial members joining from the Work & Family Life Committee will be appointed to one year terms.

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Committee Contact: Molly Wheeler


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