Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
An approach to IDEA
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Committee aims to develop or improve services with inclusion in mind, reduce barriers to learning, and create a sense of belonging among all library clientele and staff. The committee recently completed a statement describing the Libraries’ approach to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility. It’s at lib.umn.edu/about/inclusion.
More than $3,000 raised for Racial Equity Collections
The Libraries’ Racial Equity Collections Fund was established to amplify diverse voices and perspectives in all subject areas, especially with regard to race, racism, and intersectional histories of prejudice and liberation. On Give to the Max Day, more than $3,000 was raised from more than 30 donors to support the fund. A match was provided by board members of the Friends of the University Libraries.
Libraries seeks full funding for Mapping Prejudice
The Libraries has committed to seeking full funding for the Mapping Prejudice project, which will require up to $395,000 in additional funds through Fiscal Year 2023. Mapping Prejudice received several grants in 2020, including a $375,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.