The University Libraries strives to be a place that welcomes everyone to enjoy equal access to information no matter who you are. We value inclusion and equity, and we must do more to help address systemic racism and confront the issues affecting our students and community.
We have reaffirmed our commitment to take actions that break down barriers to equality. We will act upon our values by:
- Training our Libraries’ faculty and staff to understand, recognize and actively work to counter implicit bias and systemic racism in our organization.
- Curating and promoting collections that offer diverse perspectives and highlight marginalized voices.
- Creating programming and exhibits to educate our community about the history of racism, inequality and oppression.
- Examining our hiring practices and implement changes to increase the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives at all levels within the organization.
- Supporting crucial digital learning and access by providing expanded access to computers, high-end internet and emerging technologies to students in need.
- Reviewing Libraries policies and procedures to identify and address biases.
- Working with others in the library community to eliminate bias in the profession.
We will take action to make the University Libraries a safe place for all. We will foster an inclusive environment that breaks down barriers to equality. We will listen. We will ask questions. We are with you.