Volunteers Needed: Lactation Room Mapping

On behalf of USC’s Office of Sustainability, USC’s WorkWell Center’s Healthy Campus, and the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, we are embarking on a project to support the health and sustainability of our campus community by increasing awareness of and access to lactation spaces to support individuals returning to USC and in need of functional and accessible lactation rooms. In support of the USC’s Lactation Accommodation policy and the requirements to provide a space for lactating parents, the lactation mapping project will enhance the current list of rooms listed on the Employee Gateway and will provide additional information and details essential for the user of these spaces. The project will also allow the discovery of lactation spaces that are not be currently publicly listed, as well as pinpoint areas in need of additional lactation spaces.   
Project synopsis – Map all the lactation rooms across UPC and HSC so that we can promote room locations and information, and advocate for more as needed. The finished dataset will be accessible in our Sustainability Data Hub . This project is central to USC’s unifying values, including USC’s commitment to well-being, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
We need YOUR help. We are looking for faculty, staff, student volunteers to sign up for a 45-minute training (offered in-person at UPC and/or as a recording) and then to volunteer to map lactation room location, access, and other attributes across a couple of buildings (per sign-up sheet). This activity will involve using an app downloaded to your phone to capture the exact location of the room, along with the various requested fields. The training will provide a simple demonstration. 
If you are interested, please sign up via the google form here, and then fill out the when2meet form here by Wednesday, March 20th. *We will most likely schedule a training for the week of the 25th. We will be in touch (via your email from the google form) with the scheduled training day/time that works for most volunteers. For those unable to make it to the in-person training, please send Dr. Laura Loyola (loyola@usc.edu) an email so that we can send you the training recording and further instructions. Once you are trained, we will have you sign-up for the buildings that you are able to map (via a google-sheet).
For more information, please see an overview of the training (note, this does not substitute for the training). If you have any questions, please contact Luis Canton (lcanton@usc.edu) and cc Julie Hopper (Juliehop@usc.edu).
Please feel free to spread the word to other USC faculty, staff, or students to help us get the word out. Thank you for your time.