Diversity from the inside out: Cultivating an inclusive library environment

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Tiffany N. Henry, Discovery Cataloger (Creator)
Stacey Krim, Assistant Professor & Curator of Manuscripts (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This chapter considers some essential elements needed to cultivate an inclusive library environment. These include environmental scanning, the benefits of establishing a committee focused on inclusion and diversity, building communities of practice, and training/learning opportunities for library employees. Also considered are community outreach initiatives, both on and off campus, which extend the libraries’ missions of promoting DEI. These initiatives are measurable and impactful and have a significant influence on recruitment and retention.

Additional Information

Christine Bombaro (Ed.), Diversity, equity, and inclusion in action: Planning, leadership, and programming (pp. 29-42). ALA Editions
Language: English
Date: 2020
DEI, academic libraries, communities of practice

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