Last year, C4DISC (Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications) surveyed its member and partner organisations to better help us prioritize our work and ensure we understand the priorities and challenges our community of partners and members is facing.
We received useful information from respondents of varied organizational types and job roles. One thing that was clear is that you would welcome hearing from and learning from each other. You want to share resources and best practices, to learn from what others are doing, to explore opportunities for participating in cross-industry initiatives, to coordinate effort, and to speak with one voice to increase effectiveness. C4DISC feels we are well-placed to do the work of building such a forum and address these needs. To that end, we aim to develop a pilot peer-to-peer community of interest to build trusted connections and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities.
We welcome all who are working to further DEIA initiatives from our member and partner organizations to join us for a community call via Zoom on January 18, 2023, 11am EST (timezone converter). This call will be an opportunity to learn about DEIA work already happening in the community, to share strategies, and to surface topics that warrant more in-depth discussion. We encourage participation by anyone who has a dedicated DEIA role as well as others with a DEIA remit as part of their role, whether in a paid or volunteer capacity. We are intentionally casting a broad net with this call, so as to allow for community-led development of an ongoing program of peer learning. This work is a priority for C4DISC's Steering Committee, which plans to follow up quickly on opportunities that surface during the call. To register for the call on January 18, 2023, 11am EST, please use this link.
We need your help to fulfill our mission to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications and hope you will join us on this call–please register here to receive joining instructions. Please share with peers (at your organization or within other C4DISC member or partner communities) who may be interested.
If you have any issues, please contact the Community Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C4DISC is a volunteer-driven organization with a mission to work with organizations and individuals to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. The vision of C4DISC is a socially just community that welcomes, values, and celebrates all who seek to contribute to scholarly communications. Learn more at https://c4disc.org/.