Equity, Justice, Inclusion, & Belonging

2023-2024

Committee Roster

Wren Morgan Myers, Virginia, Chair (jm3yg AT virginia DOT edu)
Milo Brooks, Florida  
Kate Danser, Princeton 
Craig Gill, Mississippi
Valarie Guagnini, Cambridge 
Christie Henry, Princeton 
Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, Guam 
Clare Litt, Liverpool 
Dominique Moore, Illinois 
Porsha Perry, Library of Congress 
Carmen Tiampo, British Columbia 
Caitlin Tyler-Richards, Washington

Board Liaison
Saleem Dhamee, Chicago

Central Office Liaisons
Brenna McLaughlin
Trevor Nau

Charge

General Objective: 

  • Support the development and implementation of programs and resources that uphold the Association’s core value of diversity and that increase equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging throughout the AUPresses community; prioritize support for BIPOC colleagues and those from other under-represented communities.

Specific Charges to the Equity, Justice, Inclusion, & Belonging Committee:

  1. Organize collaborations and events for members and work with other committees to embed equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging in their work. Sponsor up to three webinars with class as one topic, and resume the leadership activation sessions.
  2. Advance external engagement and collaboration, propose and develop a panel at a scholcomm-related conference to share the Association’s experience on the international stage, and promote the importance of engagement with equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging to as wide an audience as possible.
  3. Continue to curate the UP Commons resource list for member presses committed to advancing their EJIB work.
  4. Host Fall and Spring meetings for committee liaisons to EJIB.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on 22 September 2023, and 1 March 2024; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due 31 May 2024. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members, along with board and staff liaisons.)
  • Apply the lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization to all committee work.
  • Appoint a member of your committee to serve as a liaison to the Equity, Justice, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, providing updates on your committee’s EJIB efforts, seeking information, support, or guidance on EJIB matters as needed, and attending Fall and Spring meetings for liaisons sponsored by EJIB Committee.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks at the end of the service year and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.
Committee Projects

Community Read

आम्ही अशा जागतिक प्रकाशक समाजाच्या अत्यावश्यक भूमिकेची प्रगती करतो ज्यांच मुख्य कार्य शैक्षणिक श्रेष्ठतेची व ज्ञानाच्या जोपासण्याची हमी देणे आहे.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Marathi