Vogel Library acknowledges that the profession of librarianship has a history not only in accommodating but also enforcing white supremacy, racism, and oppression. We support the ALA's various statements on diversity and inclusion, but we also want to progress further than those statements imply. The book Knowledge Justice:Disrupting library and information studies through critical race theory is an excellent introduction to the various ways libraries have contributed to inequality and how they can do better.
Within Vogel Library's sphere of influence, we are committed to investigating and changing services, policies, and environments that are not equitable to our community and the world.
The Vogel librarians are committed to managing the various collections in order to provide access to content that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
Vogel Library staff is interested in analyzing our spaces both in terms of accessibility for all abilities and for the welcoming vibe for all identities.
Vogel Library staff is passionate about ensuring our community members are not treated differently based on aspects of their identity as an indirect result of unexamined policies.
Both the library's permanent staff members and the library's circulation student workers engage in DEI work personally and professionally: we personally develop our own souls through education and reflection, and we professionally move the library forward through education, discussion, and making changes together in the workplace.
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