Penn State University Libraries is committed to disrupting racism, hate and bias whenever and wherever we encounter it and to creating the most inclusive and diverse community that we possibly can. We reject the actions and messages of racism and embrace the message of anti-racism.

While we are a place for everyone, we will not allow acts of intolerance and hate to diminish the rights and safety of others who visit our spaces and use our resources and services. It is time for us to do more in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read our full DEIA statement.

Behrend Library​​

Goal 7

Create an organization to support diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility. Actively seek to identify and resolve barriers within the University Libraries to support the advancement and sustainability of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.


  • Enhance and integrate DEIA into the operations, assessment, and organizational structure of the University Libraries.
  • Recruit more people from minoritized and historically underrepresented groups for standing positions. Prioritize retention and advancement of minoritized and historically underrepresented library personnel, especially in leadership, management, and professional position.