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Welcome to the University Libraries

Our Diversity Committee strives to promote a positive attitude toward diversity and inclusion within the University Libraries and to create and maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all library employees and patrons.

Read more about the University Libraries Diversity Committee

Penn State University Diversity Statement:

The 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.

Read the entire University Libraries Civility Statement and Guidelines

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Fostering Diversity in the University Libraries

University Libraries 2010-15 Diversity Strategic Plan