Diversity Panel
May 5, 2017

Diversity and inclusion have been discussed in the academic and library settings for some time.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Diversity Committee and the Programs Committee of the Librarians Association of the University of California, Riverside (LAUC-R) will present a panel of speakers who 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.

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

Staff 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

Student Services Panelists:

  • Arlene Cano Matute, Program Coordinator from Chicano Student Programs and UCR alumna
  • Nancy Jean Tubbs, Director of the LGBT Resource Center.

Light refreshments will be served.