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Leatherby Libraries Librarians are committed to supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, researchers, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment holistically through the provision of all resources and services in support of teaching, learning, and research. Our goal is to reduce obstacles to accessing diverse research resources, services, learning, and engagement through educational outreach in order to raise awareness of diversity related issues.

In 2020, Library administration selected a Diversity and Outreach librarian that was charged with creating a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Outreach plan. As a result, a number of practices and initiatives were implemented in collaboration with the Chair of Resources and Scholarly Communications that are cohesive and focused on DEI and marketing and promotion of related electronic resources and digital repositories.

In this presentation, the Assistant Dean for DEI and the Chair of Resources and Scholarly Communications will showcase how they found opportunities for innovation and collaboration through a variety of DEI digital projects and how they effectively and strategically spread the word about them. These initiatives include Connect to Knowledge, the longest-running, award-winning blog series to promote electronic resources and library digital initiatives; a collaboration to acquire the Black Historical Newspapers collection, a critical primary resource; the Sikh Initiatives at Chapman University, an award-winning digital initiative; DEI virtual exhibits and bibliographies; and more.


Presented at the 2024 Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego.

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