Diversity Inclusion and Accessibility Task Force

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force is charged with providing education and advocacy about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues that serve the interests of the association and its membership. This task force will reach out to members, coordinate efforts with existing MiALA entities such as Committees and Interest Groups, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The task force’s work may include:

  • Applying association best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

  • Encouraging and facilitating diversity within MiALA and the profession as a whole within the state of Michigan.

2019-2020 Charge:

  • Review and offer recommendations to make the MiALA Annual Conference more inclusive, more accessible, and welcoming to all. This work will include the creation of a code of conduct.  

  • Develop proposals to increase participation from library students, support staff, and traditionally underrepresented groups.



If you are interested in serving on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility task force, click here to fill out the committee volunteer form.

2019-2020 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Members

Annie Bélanger
Grand Valley State University
belange1@gvsu.edu

Grace Morris
Michigan State University
thegracemorris@gmail.com

Terri Koyl
Kettering University
tkoyl@kettering.edu

Megan Drapalik
Capital Area District Library
drapalikm@cadl.org

Jeremy Barney
Hope College
barneycj@hope.edu

Mary Kickham-Samy
Marygrove College
mkickham@marygrove.edu

Board Liaison - Helen Look