What: “Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library”
Panel Presentation and Discussion/Q&A
When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Rm. 240, Orbach Science Library
Who: UCR librarians, library staff, and open to audience members interested in diversity, inclusion, and academic libraries
Diversity and inclusion have been discussed in the academic and library settings for some time. Our panel of speakers will provide a snapshot of where we are today, in the profession and at the local campus level. What can UCR librarians contribute to diversity and inclusion? Let’s have an open dialogue about areas we can impact and actions we could take to enhance our roles in the library and contribute to the academic environment.
Panelists: Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Social Sciences Librarian at Sacramento State University (formerly UCR) and active in professional library organizations on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; Mariam Beevi Lam, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UCR; and two panelists from UCR student services centers: Arlene Cano Mutate, Program Coordinator from Chicano Student Programs and UCR alumna, and Nancy Jean Tubbs, Director of the LGBT Resource Center.