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2019.05.23 DUP MINUTES

DIVERSE AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

May 23, 2019

BCCLS OFFICE

In Attendance:

Sara Rimassa (Co-Chair FTLE)

Kirsten Fagerlund (BCCLS)

Sherri Kendrick (CLPK)

Deborah Leary (CLTR)

Kristen Nelson (FAVW)

 

Meeting was called to order at 10:15 am

 

Updates

Sara would contact Kim about the Accessibility Tip for May to send out.

A discussion about making it a more in-depth handout for the November event.

 

June Monthly Tip - New Americans

Discussion of what types of information to include: free notary, ESL, Citizenship classes, pro bono lawyers, online sources.

Members will email Sara any information they have specific to their library or in general, she will format it for release in June.

 

Bergen County Sheriff Book Donations

Focus on Fiction/Non-Fiction & Spanish Language Materials, paperback only.

Members will bring what they have to the July meeting and Sara will schedule a pickup.

 

Accessibility Event November 7th

Brainstormed possible topics and speakers. Possible ideas to be included: web design, building design, technology, flyer making, and sensory story time.

Possible location for program is Closter.

 

Discussions

Members discussed working with the World Language Committee to create a general list of which libraries had what world language collections.

Members discussed the idea of having a small diversity audit program.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:30am

 

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