127 SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Charge
hoc groups within and beyond Duke University Libraries to promote diversity, equity,
inclusion and accessibility in our discussions, services, collections, staff, and spaces
(physical and virtual).
Assessment: In conjunction with Library Human Resources, coordinate regular
workplace assessments and survey current research and scholarship to develop
recommendations for short-term and long-term benchmarks for approval by the
Executive Group. Monitor progress and report results and recommendations to the
Executive Group.
Communication: Routinely communicate to the Duke University Libraries community
the Council's work and progress toward goals.
Members will serve on the Council for two
The Council will have two Co-Chairs with
staggered terms.
The Executive Group, in collaboration with the
will review statements of interest from
the Libraries’ staff with the goal of appointing 6-8 members who bring deep, broad, and
complementary interest and experience. Student representation will also be considered.
The Director of Library Human Resources will serve ex officio on the Council to consult on best
practices and current research and to provide continuity as members rotate on and off the
The Committee will report directly to the University Librarian.
The first year will have 3-4 staff serving three years, and 3-4 for two years to allow for staggered two year
appointments to the council.
Individuals who helped draft the charge but will not be seeking Council membership can help vet the initial group
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