Tonight, The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) Diversity, Policy, and HR Committee received the results of the climate study commissioned in September 2021. The analysis utilized qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate the experiences of staff regarding equity and inclusion in the workplace.
The Ice Miller Racial Equity Solutions team presented its findings as part of a larger climate improvement process after gathering input from IndyPL staff representing a diverse range of departments, positions, affiliations, and demographics.
This process included:
“We started this process because we needed to get a clear picture of what our employees were experiencing,” said Hope Tribble, IndyPL board member and Diversity, Policy, and HR Committee chair. “We brought in a seasoned team to thoroughly review the factors that affect that employee experience in the organization. The next phase of this process begins tonight. We will review the findings and recommendations and look at how, in partnership with employees and the community, The Library can effectively implement them.”
“Library administration is committed and prepared to evaluate this information to strategically improve the organization,” said Keesha Hughes, IndyPL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. “We are fortunate to have dedicated employees willing to make change thoughtfully and collaboratively.”
The Ice Miller Racial Equity Solutions team will take questions from the IndyPL board at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 28, and employees will have a similar opportunity in a staff town hall. An action strategy will be developed based on climate study recommendations.
The video of the climate study presentation can be found here. The full report will be uploaded on Thursday, March 24 when it is received from Ice Miller, barring any technical issues.