Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Task Force

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is charged with providing education and advocacy about inclusion, diversity, equity, 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 inclusion, diversity, equity, 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 IDEA committee, click here to fill out the committee volunteer form.

2020-2021 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee Members

Tina Mullins (Co-Chair)
Saginaw Valley State University

Jessica Sender (Co-Chair)
Michigan State University

Grace Morris
Michigan State University

Sheila Garcia
Grand Valley State University

Jen Fiero
Jackson College

Board Liaison - Darlene Johnson-Bignotti