Trevor A. Dawes to speak at OCLC about 'Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives'
Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware, will present, "Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives," at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 21, at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.
Dawes will review the work of the ALA Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which he co-chaired, and will also examine the diversity and inclusion efforts at several libraries. In providing this review, Dawes will highlight programs that have been successful and may serve as models for other libraries and organizations.
Dawes has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience, predominantly in academic research libraries. He has been active professionally, serving on several local, regional and national library committees. He was one of the founding members and the first president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was named a 2007 Library Journal "Mover & Shaker" for his help in creating the organization. In 2013, Dawes was elected President of the Association of College and Research Libraries. During his tenure, he focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Dawes' presentation is part of OCLC's Distinguished Seminar Series. OCLC Research established the Distinguished Seminar Series in 1978 to encourage the sharing of thought leadership around topics that effect the ever-evolving world of librarianship and information sharing.
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