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.
o 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.
o Advise YUL administration about matters arising related to childcare and eldercare at Yale, in the community, and among YUL staff.
o Conduct ad-hoc research to support library administration’s advocacy for improved eldercare and childcare at Yale University.