The ULAC subcommittee on recruitment, retention & development for diverse institutions has gathered information from member libraries and collated examples of diversity statements, plans, and initiatives in order to offer a toolkit of best practices for our libraries and staff.
Purpose: The Library Diversity Committee provides guidance and feedback to the NC State University Libraries in all components of its operation as it deals with ensuring and enhancing the diversity in the organization.
Joyner Library is committed to an organizational culture that ensures a welcoming and respectful environment. The Library Diversity Committee provides leadership and guidance to Joyner Library by promoting diversity in personnel, services, collections, and resources. Aligned with the university’s broad definition of diversity, library diversity includes the representation, integration, and interaction of different races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, intellectual positions, and perspectives. Diversity within personnel will be achieved through recruitment, advancement, and retention of faculty, staff, and student employees from a variety of backgrounds. Equitable library services will be provided to all library users. Library collections and resources will reflect the broad context of knowledge, scholarship, and literature.
The Atkins Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee focuses its initiatives on developing concrete steps for staff to increase their understanding of diversity issues and facilitating opportunities for broadening awareness of diversity as an essential way of creating a fair and open-minded work environment. The Diversity/Inclusion Committee provides leadership and guidance to the Library by encouraging awareness about and discussions of diversity and inclusion.
The Atkins Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosts Conversations That Matter, a forum that allows all Atkins Library employees to participate in a discussion about diversity and inclusion. Topics of each session vary, welcoming open dialogue that includes the very broad scope of diversity such as race, gender, age, education, and any other topics having a connection to diversity and inclusion. https://library.uncc.edu/atkins/diversity
The Randall Library Diversity Committee is a group dedicated to ensuring that the library is equitably meeting the needs of all its patrons and that diverse perspectives are promoted within our workplace, as well as to supporting librarian and staff cultural competency. It will fulfill these objectives via educational opportunities and outreach to university departments, centers, and programs.