Diversity and Inclusion


MARAC seeks to encourage, enhance, and facilitate communication, education and relations among persons of various races, physical conditions, religions, national origins, citizenship, genders, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation within the archival profession in general and within the MARAC region in particular. To accomplish this goal, the MARAC Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion has the following charge:

  • Review and/or survey the efforts of other related professional organizations' efforts to increase diversity 
  • Survey MARAC members to identify the critical issues pertaining to diversity facing the organization 
  • Define and articulate diversity as it applies to the profession, to MARAC and to our members 
  • Draft a position statement on diversity for the Steering Committee to consider and adopt as MARAC policy 
  • Recommend specific goals, objectives, and new initiatives for increasing diversity in MARAC and in the profession as a whole 

The Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Steering Committee and will work closely with the MARAC Chair. The Task Force is responsible for submitting items for action, discussion and feedback as necessary from the Steering Committee and the Task Force Chair is responsible for submitting reports to the Steering Committee at least twice annually.


Report to Steering, October 8, 2015
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