55 SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion
Programs and exhibits address contemporary social movements.
Provided a focal point on what to address.
The movements have highlighted the need for us to be more active and intentional in providing
programming that addresses relevant contemporary issues.
The university is expanding opportunities for collaborations, community engagement, and
partnerships as well.
These items are kept in mind when deciding on trainings or lunch discussion topics. Social justice is
also mentioned in our diversity statement and our recruiting statement.
These movements have bolstered ongoing diversity efforts in the libraries.
These movements have primarily provided content guidelines for library events and workshops. It is
not clear how they have affected the frequency of outreach.
These social movements provide a space for our committee to volunteer and partner with the
university’s Office of Diversity.
They have made staff more interested in them as a whole.
They have steered us to a more active role, more focus on individuals, not only groups, and more dialog.
They provided us with a way of emphasizing to the campus and the public that all of the
library’s special collections are tied to current events in some way and are not just dusty
historical reminiscences.
We don’t have diversity plans or programs.
We have energized our outreach efforts especially to student groups.
We plan to bring relevant information to staff in timely ways.
We try to develop diversity programs based on current social issues to bring awareness.
When the library begins to develop a library-wide diversity strategic plan, it will be sure to include
outreach to the community as one of its goals.
34. Has your library used the 2012 ACRL diversity standards in any way? N=65
Yes 15 23%
No 50 77%
If yes, please briefly describe how the library has used these standards. N=13
Adopting diversity plan
As a reference
As we develop diversity-related programs and services, we establish desired outcomes or learning
objectives based on the diversity standards.
Mainly as a reference
The Diversity Task Force used these when reviewing documents and working to build their report
and recommendations.
The standards were used as a reference to develop our Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
We consulted the standards at the time of developing our diversity plan.
We consulted the standards when developing the Libraries diversity definition and goals.
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