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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Libraries Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Definitions and Resources

The Libraries' Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (LEDI) Committee

The Libraries EDI Committee shall 

  1. Foster and support an enthusiastic work and education culture that is sensitive to and affirming of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 
  1. Provide an educational outlet for suitable trainings and webinars for the library community, including and not limited to students, staff, and faculty. 
  1. Research and examine internal policies for consistency with university mission, vision, and equity standards; and seek ways to improve our policies in line with and beyond those standards. 
  1. Provide an open forum with the responsibility to lead an ethical, justice-framed discussion on matters of policy, behaviors, and processes that impact employees, students, and community members. 
  1. Propose hiring and retention tactics for librarians and library staff from marginalized groups. 
  1. Discover and provide appropriate remediations for systemic actions that discourage diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  1. Offer resources and direction toward appropriate channels for mediation and other issues related to transgressions based on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics (e.g., allegations of racism, sexism, LGBTQ+-exclusion, or similar). 
  1. Provide a private space to discuss and report EDI concerns in the library, as well as guidance in the university EDI process.

Members 2021-2022

Therese Arado, Professor & Deputy Director of the College of Law Library
Gwen Gregory, Associate Dean for Collections Management
Beth McGowan, Associate Professor, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian
Dee Anna Phares, Assistant Professor & Subject Specialist Librarian for History, Psychology; Leadership, Educational, Psychology, and Foundations; Women's and Gender Studies; and Curator of Juvenile Literature
Sata Prescott, Street & Smith Project Director
Kimberly Shotick, Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian & Subject Specialist for Communication and Journalism
Leanne VandeCreek, Associate Dean for Public Services



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