Southeastern’s Ad Hoc EDI committee created the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guide (pdf). The committee comprised individuals from the Southeastern Board of Trustees, staff, and member libraries. The committee was formed in November 2021 to advance Southeastern’s strategic planning goals related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Through many conversations and meetings, the group developed this guide for Southeastern programs, services, and members.
Advisory committees, the Board of Trustees, and members can use this guide in several ways. The committee sees this guide as a go-to document to review when planning any project, program, or service at Southeastern. The Board of Trustees will review the guide regularly; as an active guide, it will inevitably have changes. Some suggestions for how you can use this guide are as follows:
- An initial starting point for future projects.
- A foundational document for future committees.
- A checklist for EDI for programs or services. This document will include a list of actions that need to be taken for events to ensure accessibility and create a welcoming environment for all.
- A document that gathers ideas in one place and provides clarity for staff, members, & trustees to reference.