Charge: To encourage members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to join and participate in RBMS; to recruit members of these groups into the Special Collections profession; to partner with other groups in the library field that focus on diversity or diverse collections; to generate and facilitate seminars, workshops, and programs about collecting materials related to racial and ethnic groups and providing outreach to patrons from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Coordination: The Diversity Committee will work in close collaboration with other RBMS committees and discussion groups to fulfill this charge. A member of this committee serves on the RBMS Scholarships Committee.
Practices and Procedures: Specific activities of the Diversity Committee may include maintaining a set of diversity resource pages on the RBMS web site; developing or facilitating programming and workshops that fulfill its charge at regional and national conferences; and facilitating presentations by RBMS members to students at colleges and universities with high minority enrollments.
To contact the chair of the Diversity Committee, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.