A Dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Material Display
Qing Stellwagen, Librarian of Diversity and Inclusion Studies
The EWU Libraries and Learning Commons is committed to providing and supporting a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse campus community. Our commitment reflects the long-standing pledge to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the library profession and incorporates the DEI goals of the EWU Strategic Plan.
DEI in the library is about recognizing all members of our campus community, realizing that each individual is unique.
In order to better promote DEI materials and resources in the library collection that help build a foundation for greater understanding in the community, we have created a new, highly visible and accessible topic area in the JFK Lobby, adjacent to the New Books section. While we will continue to feature multicultural resource displays in the central lobby, this permanent DEI location will highlight resources on specific DEI topics and themes that are timely and impactful, in a monthly rotation.
This is a collaborative effort among library faculty and staff, library student workers and campus partners.
Display themes will be generated through shared discussion and campus collaboration, with input from library student workers.
Our current display, inspired by the UN’s declaration of December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, features collected resources and materials raising awareness of situations faced by people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. These resources will be featured through January.
For more information on this initiative, please contact Qing Stellwagen, Associate Professor, Librarian of Diversity and Inclusion Studies, (firstname.lastname@example.org).