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Penn State University Diversity Statement

Eric Barron with students at the libraryThe University Libraries are committed to diversity in all of its forms, embracing differences with acceptance and respect.

We will create an environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the Commonwealth. We will provide collections and programs that reflect the diversity of our community and raise cultural awareness. We will ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources and services, and we will improve our workforce by attracting and developing talented faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

University Libraries Civility Statement and Guidelines

Within the University Libraries, civility comprises a conscious demonstration of mutual respect – for people, for their roles, for their knowledge and expertise. Civility requires cooperation, tolerance, acceptance, inclusiveness, kindness, courtesy, and patience. It is expressed not only in the words we choose, but in our tone, demeanor, and actions. All members of the University Libraries community are responsible for and expected to exemplify and promote civility.

University Libraries Civility Statement and Guidelines

ACRL Diversity Alliance Membership

logoThe University Libraries is a charter member of the Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which is committed to increasing the hiring of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. It also supports opportunities to create multi-institutional collaborations to enhance diversity and inclusion in the field of librarianship and at each institution.