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Inclusive Excellence at the University Libraries

Inclusive Excellence at University Libraries

University of Denver Libraries is strongly committed to Inclusive Excellence (IE). This commitment reflects a broader dedication by the university and a long-standing pledge within the library profession.  It works towards IE by aligning itself with both the American Library Association's and the University's Center for Multicultural Excellence's ideas of Diversity/Inclusive Excellence.

Open Letter from University Libraries Faculty - 3/8/16

University of Denver Libraries Diversity Statement

Central to learning and knowledge creation, University of Denver Libraries' services, collections,and hiring practices embody the needs of the DU community across a wide range of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, socioeconomic background, and other critical social dimensions.  This allows the library to create a rich academic, intellectual, and cultural environment for everyone by:

  • Identifying initiatives and designing programs that showcase the benefits of   diversity,
  • Building collections that enhance the multicultural experience, and
  • Providing equitable access to library collections and services.

With such efforts, University of Denver Libraries is an active partner in the University's commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See the University of Denver Diversity Statement.

How We Embed Diversity

University of Denver Libraries' Diversity Advisory Committee collaborates with other library standing committees and teams to provide activities that will show the way to wider understanding of what "Inclusive Excellence" means, embrace a diverse DU community, and showcase the library's collection.  These include the following:

  • Inclusive Excellence training for all University of Denver Libraries faculty and staff
  • Staff development programs
  • Student outreach initiatives
  • Disability access and services
  • Multicultural-themed exhibits
  • Strategic collection development

Diversity Links

ALA Policy Manual - look at section 60 for ALA's Diversity Policy

DU Inclusive Excellence - Center of Multicultural Excellence's page on Inclusive Excellence

It's On Us at the University of Denver  - Take the pledge: This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.

Office of Equal Opportunity - This University of Denver department is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies and promoting full compliance with all federal, state and local discrimination laws.

Research Guides

Librarians at University of Denver Libraries create research guides that support DU courses focusing on multicultural topics as well as pathfinders that highlight the library's diverse collection.  Some of these are listed below.  View additional IE research guides.

Asian Studies
Gender & Women's Studies
HIST 1520 Immigrant Voices in Modern America
Ira M. & Peryle H. Beck Memorial Archives
Native American Studies
Religious Studies
SOWK 4118 Historical U.S. Immigration Policy
SPAN 2350 Latin American Culture and Civilization