Increase awareness and understanding of diversity among Library employees, including students, by:
Providing training, workshops, and other educational opportunities, and incorporating diversity training into existing training opportunities (e.g., training for graduate assistants and student assistants). Training should focus both on general concepts and values and on issues relating to providing service and content to a diverse community;
Developing mentoring programs for all new librarians and staff so that they better understand the Library's culture;
Holding forums and discussions that feature participants from diverse communities that would allow employees to ask questions and improve their knowledge of other cultures, backgrounds, and people with disabilities;
Promoting the understanding that diversity is a celebration of differences and identification of similarities;
Collaborating with other campus-level groups with similar missions (e.g., CITES) and
Improving the website overseen by the Diversity Committee so that it will serve as the hub of useful information for employees.
Enhance teaching, learning and research by improving access to information resources that serve the needs of a diverse academic community.
Associate University Librarians
Recruit and retain faculty from diverse cultures and races and with disabilities that reflect societal demographics.