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Inclusive Excellence at the University Libraries

Inclusive Excellence in the University Libraries

The University of Denver Libraries are strongly committed to Inclusive Excellence (IE). This commitment reflects a broader dedication by the university and a long-standing pledge within the library profession. The University Libraries continuously strive toward increased IE, informed by, but not limited to, the Chancellor's Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and the American Library Association's Diversity Policy. The Libraries incorporate the diversity and inclusion goals of DU Impact 2025 in strategic planning.

University Libraries Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter- 6/5/20

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

the University of Denver Libraries Statement on inclusive excellence

Central to learning and knowledge creation, the University Libraries' services, collections, and hiring practices aim to serve the needs of the DU community across all ranges of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, socioeconomic background, and other identity categories. This commitment ensures the libraries provide a rich academic, intellectual, and cultural environment for everyone by:

  • Identifying initiatives and designing programs that showcase the benefits of Inclusive Excellence
  • Building collections that represent the diversity of the human experience
  • Providing equitable access to library collections, spaces, and services
  • Creating opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to develop diversity, inclusion, and cultural competencies
  • Collaborating both within the library and across campus to promote wider understanding and application of Inclusive Excellence
  • Developing outreach initiatives to engage both the DU and the greater community

ACRL Diversity Alliance

ACRL Diversity Alliance badgeAs a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, the DU Libraries are
committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. By working together and thinking more broadly, ACRL Diversity Alliance institutions will help diversify and thereby enrich the profession.

The commitment of each library leader to create one or more residency positions will expand the opportunities available to individuals from professionally underrepresented groups to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. Library leaders participating in the ACRL Diversity Alliance are committed to opening doors, sharing their networks, and preparing residents for success in scholarship, professional service, and leadership. Residents and library leaders will each have access to a network so that they can share ideas, resources, and best practices.

ACRL Diversity Alliance

Diversity Links

Accessibility and the Libraries - Information and policies at University Libraries.

ALA Policy Manual - look at section B. 3 (formerly 60) for ALA's Diversity Policy.

Inclusive Excellence at DU -  IE statement from DU's Cultural Center.

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.

Book Lists on Diversity Topics - Retrieve a list of books on a range of diversity-related topics that the Main Library has displayed since 2007.

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.

Anti-Racist Resources

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

Resources for Veterans 

SOWK 4118 Historical U.S. Immigration Policy