Renew ALA Diversity Member Interest Group

The ALA Committee on Diversity (COD) is in the process of renewing the Diversity MIG (Member Initiative Group) per ALA guidelines. Please consider signing our e-petition at to help us continue the important work of this group. Everyone is welcome to join the Diversity MIG, regardless of ALA affiliation or membership status.

The mission of the Diversity Membership Initiative Group is

  • To provide a space for success stories and best practices and broadly highlight examples of activities that have improved services and fostered organizational change.
  • To provide a community of practice for members to discuss ideas, concepts, and methods to positively impact library services to increasingly diverse populations.
  • To provide a base for deepening our discussion and collective understanding of diversity and inclusion issues across our professional organizations.

At Midwinter 2016 the Diversity MIG came under the direction of COD Interns Miguel Ruiz and Rebecca Kemp. Building on the work of Diversity MIG founders Alexandra Rivera and Melissa Cardenas-Dow, we have more than doubled the membership and compiled the results from our member survey into the following report written by Miguel Ruiz:

Please consider signing our e-petition at to renew the Diversity MIG for another three years of service. We need 100 signatures by December 1 in order to continue the important work of this group, which contains voices from within and outside ALA. NOTE: please note, you must be a ALA member to sign this petition. 


Rebecca Kemp and Tiana Trutna
ALA Committee on Diversity (COD) Interns


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