Library Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The UC San Diego Library is committed to nurturing and maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment in which diversity and fairness are valued and respected. This commitment builds on the UC San Diego Principles of Community, reaffirmed regularly by the Chancellor, which provide a framework for diversity, fairness, and inclusion on campus and place a high value on the unique contributions of each member of the UC San Diego community.

The Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee works to build, foster, and maintain a climate that respects: equal access and participation of all groups and individuals, regardless of their culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or geographic origin. To accomplish this, the committee members collaborate with Library staff, students, and campus partners to develop, advise, and implement various programs and processes.

The Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee activities include:

  • Working with members of the Library Administration and Library Council to articulate the Library’s expectations of its staff for cultural competence, in keeping with the University of California Diversity Statement (University of California Diversity Statement);
  • Working with the Library’s Training Coordinator to provide diversity-related educational opportunities for Library staff;
  • Creating opportunities and venues for discussion of diversity/equity issues within the Library;
  • Advising Library Administration and Library Council members on policy issues related to diversity and inclusion;
  • Forming partnerships and sharing information and best practices with relevant groups on campus, including the Diversity Council, student groups, and others as appropriate;
  • Collaborating with various Library programs to support and celebrate diversity and inclusion activities.

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