126 Representative Documents: Diversity & Inclusion Committee Charges
DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Charge
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Charge
Duke University Libraries Guiding Principle on Diversity:
Diversity strengthens us: We rely on diverse opinions, backgrounds, and experiences to make
better decisions and to invigorate our organization. We are inclusive, supportive, and
respectful, ensuring that multiple points of view are heard and understood. We seek to reflect
the diversity of our patron communities in our services, staff, and spaces. We build, maintain,
and provide access to an international and multilingual collection, representing the broadest
possible spectrum of cultures, ideas, and information.
Charge
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council will strengthen relationships, skills, and analysis to
promote constructive change within DUL. The Council will propose library-wide goals, devise
strategies, make recommendations, and support education and training initiatives that address
diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
Acknowledging that these issues are ever-evolving and that DUL are part of a much larger
community, the Council will evaluate the Libraries’ strengths and challenges in these areas with
the intention to further enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. To be successful, this work
must be collaborative and engage many different aspects and groups within DUL,
demonstrating transparency.
Recognizing that diversity initiatives must be embedded within the culture and practices of the
Libraries to be truly transformational, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council will work in
concert with the Executive Group, Library Human Resources, and appropriate departments and
committees to meet its goals.
Diversity: recognizing the value of the perspectives of community members of varying
backgrounds and identities including, but not limited to, culture, race, ethnicity, gender,
age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or
geographic origin.
Equity: creating and supporting systems and behaviors that promote equality, fairness
and justice.
Inclusion: creating an environment of equal access, belonging, respect, opportunity,
and empowerment.
In working to achieve this charge, the Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council will:
Policy/Strategy/Action: Propose to the Executive Group annual library-wide diversity,
equity, and inclusion goals, initiatives, programs, and benchmarks for approval and
implementation. At the request of the Executive Group, partner with existing and ad
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