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OCADU Library Diversity Action Plan 2010-11

OCADU Library Diversity Action Plan 2010-11

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  • 1. DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN 2010-11 OCAD University Library Jill Patrick, University Librarian and Director of Library Services October 2010
  • 2. GOAL #1
    • To create a welcoming, supportive, respectful and inclusive campus climate, the OCADU Library will…
    • Continue shaping Library Collections and Services to meet the needs of the OCADU community.
    • Provide Library staff with information and communication skills to better serve the diverse and specialized needs of the OCADU community.
  • 3. Strategies
    • Plan a library survey to gather responses and data on the information and communication needs of the OCADU community.
    • Establish a regular schedule of information sessions and communications with the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD); including CSD staff member identified as library liaison.
  • 4. GOAL #2
    • To increase access/opportunity and retention for underrepresented students , the OCADU Library will….
    • Create Library spaces that are welcoming and provide the optimum environment for communication and learning.
    • Expand access to diverse language materials in the OCADU library collections.
  • 5. Strategies
    • Host a variety of collaborative and original programming in Library spaces that provides opportunities for knowledge creation, skills development and networking.
    • Promote language translation tools available in licensed databases, e.g. Wilson Web Art Full Text .
  • 6. GOAL #3
    • To increase diversity in employee recruitment and retention , the OCADU Library will…
    • Support a diverse student monitor population in the OCADU Library
  • 7. Strategies
    • OCADU Library Diversity Ambassadors will disseminate material from Diversity Recruitment & Retention seminar to library staff and provide continued advice and support to library staff.
  • 8. GOAL #4
    • To infuse diversity into curriculum and research , the OCADU Library will…
    • Promote the inclusion of diverse and specialized library collections in course resource lists.
  • 9. Strategies
    • Open lines of communication between Library, the Faculty of Liberal Studies, and other Faculties to pave the way for collaboration on preparation of resource lists.
    • Establish, complete, and assess a pilot project to collaborate on preparation of resource lists for a course.
  • 10. GOAL #5
    • To develop and strengthen partnerships with diverse communities in Toronto and globally, the OCADU Library will…
    • Celebrate special library acquisitions by and about members of our diverse community.
  • 11. Strategies
    • Hold at least 3 book launches or presentations about special materials, including alternate formats.
  • 12. GOAL #6
    • To enhance accessibility for people with disabilities, the OCADU Library will…
    • Support the diverse needs of the OCADU Community by enabling timely access to course materials.
    • Acquire more materials in alternate formats.
    • Provide equitable physical access to library services.
  • 13. Strategies
    • Open lines of communication between Library, the Faculty of Liberal Studies, and other Faculties to ensure understanding and commitment to meeting the Challenge.
    • Review barriers and recommend policy and procedural changes that will enable the timely release of Syllabi and Resource Lists.
    • Establish a pilot E-Reserves Service
  • 14. Strategies
    • Develop a new Library Collection Development Policy that reflects the need for materials in alternate formats, including access to e-materials.
    • Review modification of desks and service to accommodate all students.
    • Identify two staff members to initiate research into designs and materials.
  • 15. GOAL #7
    • To enhance accountability & commitment to diversity & equity , the OCADU Library will…
    • Include diversity and equity in Library Strategic Planning documents.
  • 16. Strategies
    • Review Library Strategic Plan, including Vision, Mission and Objectives, to ensure that diversity and equity are reflected.