Diversity Committee guest speaker to focus on ‘inreach’

By Lana  Munip

The Diversity Committee’s next monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 15, at 1-2
p.m., is open to all library employees — please join us on Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/8148650402), or in person (510 Paterno).

Guest speaker Leslie Laing will focus on “inreach”: how to better engage
students in our spaces, and how to fully embrace diversity initiatives at
work. Leslie is the director of Adult Learner Programs and Services in
Student Affairs at University Park and serves the adult and veteran
population. She is a long-standing member and past president of the Forum on
Black Affairs (FOBA) and a member of the Community Diversity Group in State
College. In addition, Leslie has chaired the local Diversity Conference for
Embracing & Implementing Inclusion, and played a central role in planning the
University-wide Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations for many years. There
will be time for questions, and then we’ll round out the meeting with brief
reports from our four subcommittees — Civility, Programming, Collections,
and Strategic Action.

Our 2017/18 minutes: https://psu.box.com/s/2tnd64kjk1eem3thjop6x82mwq46ko18