25 SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion
The Libraries are committed to social justice work. Some examples are librarians and staﬀ hosting a
community Teach-In on Standing Rock, library faculty and staﬀ leading internal workshops on critical
librarianship, microagressions, Diversity 101, libraries and social justice, and libraries as non-neutral
spaces. The dean’s statement supporting students performing social justice work.
The Libraries Directors Council has been responsible for planning events. The Director of Program
Planning and Outreach has also planned and delivered events.
The Libraries’ Continuing Education Committee also plans staﬀ programs related to diversity.
The library’s administrative group, including its dean, associate dean, and division directors,
are responsible for seeing that the university’s diversity initiatives and guidelines are followed.
Presentations, workshops, or exhibits generally are organized and facilitated through the library
departments, committees, or task groups.
University Libraries HR is responsible for some, but presentations/programs/exhibits could be
planned and delivered by diﬀerent individuals in the UL. Since we have no diversity program, plan, or
committee, it’s unclear who would be responsible (if this question refers to diversity pres/prog/exhib)
because we haven’t had any internally.
University’s Learning and Organizational Development Department and the Center for Multicultural
and Ethnic Programs (CMEP), and the Oﬃce of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
We currently don’t have anyone identiﬁed for this role. Our new committee may take on part of this
responsibility. We may address this in our new strategic planning.
We leverage institute-wide programmatic oﬀerings and initiatives. These are largely sponsored and
managed by the Institute Diversity unit.
13. Please briefly describe any external training opportunities relating to promoting an inclusive
workplace that are available to staﬀ. N=62
Training provided by the parent institution N=61
All are optional: LGBTQ Ally Training, a multipart course dedicated to diversity and inclusion, which
culminates with a certiﬁcate, and more.
All university-level training programs oﬀered throughout the year from colleges, campus groups,
Multi-cultural Services, and president’s oﬃce, as well as training from Employee and Organizational
Development (human resources certiﬁcate program).
“Become Educated About Diversity” workshop (on request for department); Bias and Response Team
Presentations available upon request. “Implicit Bias” Symposium.
Bystander intervention, implicit bias
Campus Oﬃce of Institutional Equity and Diversity oﬀers training such as a year-long Equal
Opportunity Institute, National Coalition Building Institute, Aﬃrmative Action in Employment, Title
IX, Unconscious Bias, and many others. The LGBTQ Center oﬀers Project SAFE Ally and Trans 101
workshops; the Libraries has hosted these workshops several times. Green Zone training is oﬀered by
the Oﬃce of Military and Veterans Services.
Central HR/and GOLD Group
Crucial conversations; emotional intelligence; sexual harassment prevention
Cultural competency/diversity, sexual harassment, management skills series