Meeting recap — June 4, 2015

Present: Allyssa Guzman, Andrés Ramírez, Ann Marchock, Cindy Fisher, Dale Correa, Gilbert Borrego, Jee Davis, Jennifer Heath, Kristen Hogan, Kelly Kerbow-Hudson, Ronda Rowe, and Roxanne Bogucka

Absent:  Brittany Deputy, Frank Meaker,

New Members Orientation
Jee welcomed the new DASIG members and provided an orientation on the origins of DASIG.  She encouraged everyone to read the blog post from the first meeting on March 31, 2014 to gain a thorough overview of what DASIG would do.  In particular, Jee said that DASIG is based on a participatory membership and seeks to find leadership opportunities for everybody on the group.  A call for a facilitator and a blogger will be made before each monthly meeting and members are encouraged to volunteer. Collaboration is really important to the work of this group. And the final meeting of each year (usually held in February) will be a Lessons Learned session.

Discussion and Decision on DASIG priorities for this year
Kelly led a discussion about what is important for the DASIG members to work on this next year. Cindy passed out a handout that had all the topics created as part of the recent brainstorming session grouped into broader categories.  After a lively discussion of ways we can approach selecting the topics that will be the focus of DASIG for the next year, the group decided that we will use Qualtrics to vote.  Andre will put this out via email within the next few days.

Report from the first meeting of the all gender restroom group
Dale reported that timelines are set for providing content for the all gender restroom sign. Dale and Jee will be meeting with our campus contact on the language needs within the next week. Roxanne and Ronda will be setting up a student focus group to gather ideas. Staff focus group will be provided by members of DASIG. Recommendation will be given to Learning Commons group by August 1st.

Prospects of working with Kristen Hogan as Education Program Coordinator at DDCE
Kristen provided an overview of her new position at DDCE.  Among other responsibilities, Kristen will teach the course that prepares students to become facilitators of LGBTQ workshops.  As DDCE provides lots of training that library staff can attend, this will present great staff development opportunities.  Kristen’s new office is in the Student Activity Center (right above the Starbucks!)