52 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Immigration Project: International students are an important part of our university’s story. In order to
ensure that our international student’s stories are preserved, we are launching CWRU Global Voices, a
project that celebrates the individuals from around the world who make our community unique.
Increased and made available related resources via purchasing, research guides, etc.
Informal forum discussing de-naming/re-naming of buildings; formal inclusion statement
Librarians have developed LibGuides—one for DAPL and a guide that highlights the collections of
the Center for South West Research (CSWR). CSWR celebrates diversity and inclusion by collecting
materials that document the experiences of people from all walks of life who have contributed to New
Mexico, the United States, and the world.
Made diversity and inclusion a topic of conversation for students, faculty, and staff.
Most recently, our Women’s Archives, which has an emphasis on preserving information about women
associated with our state, actively solicited donations of materials associated with the Women’s
Marches held in our state in January of 2017, and, as previously mentioned, our Special Collections
division faculty are involved in SAA’s Liberated Archives discussions.
Nothing formal
Nothing specific related to these events.
Our College Library (undergraduate library) often sees protests in their library and has worked
with campus and university police to allow these protests, including Black Lives Matter, to happen
peacefully within the library. We have also had many displays and our books to browse often represent
social movements. We support diverse student groups and encourage them and others to gather in our
spaces. We have also had presentations/discussions around recent social justice issues affecting our
campus and community.
Outreach to the Minority Rights Coalition, participated in the Charlottesville Human Library, hosted a
safe space for students following the election.
Participated in recent (i.e., post-Trump) campus rallies and provided space for student activities to
support them.
Post 2016 presidential election, after a rise in hate crimes and hate speech in and around libraries
and college campuses, the dean of libraries issued an open letter to campus reaffirming the Libraries’
commitment to fostering mutual respect, inclusion, and intellectual freedom, as well as the Libraries
services and spaces as welcoming, inclusive environments, irrespective of background or beliefs. On
January 25, 2017, a grassroots solidarity event was organized by numerous employees of the Libraries
to show solidarity and support of students, particularly underrepresented and marginalized student
populations, and affirming the Libraries as a place of inclusion. This event was held on the same day the
controversial figure Milo Yiannopolous was scheduled to speak on campus.
Projects that are in progress include a Black Lives Matter LibGuide, LGBTQ LibGuide, and we’ve
initiated discussions regarding gender-neutral restrooms within the library.
Recognized statewide efforts to address human trafficking by offering programs on this topic.
Integrated BLM into library programming.
Social movements are addressed through library programming and exhibits.
Some examples include: Writing a letter of support and accountability to students, staff, and faculty
of color during protests on campus about race and violence towards People of Color; created a social
justice library guide; created reflection rooms in two of the largest libraries on campus; provided free
gender pronoun buttons for faculty, staff, and students on campus; encouraged and supported library
faculty and staff to state their preferred pronouns in emails and when introducing themselves to
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