Michigan State University

Diversity Advisory Committee

Membership 2019-2020

  • Ranti Junus (Chair)
  • Chris DeFord
  • Carin Graves
  • Chana Kraus-Friedberg
  • Elisa Landaverde
  • Sharon Ladenson (Past Chair)
  • Andy Boyles Petersen
  • Erik Ponder
  • Lydia Tang

Promoting Diversity in Librarianship

Charge of the Diversity Advisory Committee:

  • In conjunction with appropriate Libraries' staff, plan public programming on diversity and inclusion for
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in support of the University theme, and
    • Other similar diversity events/celebrations, as needed.
  • In conjunction with Libraries' Human Resources, identify and recommend programming on diversity and inclusion for staff.

Observance of Holidays:

This project was started to inform library staff who are scheduling library events of the observance of some religious holidays that might prevent some staff from attending the event. The spreadsheet below is updated yearly for a set of major holidays identified by the Diversity Advisory Committee.

Holiday Calendar Spreadsheet (use MSU NetID to view in GoogleApps)

Diversity Resources in the MSU Libraries

We have a number of Diversity Research Guides to help you find books, journals and movies by or about African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Jewish, Muslim and other religious groups, LGBTQ persons, and other populations.

Diversity Standards:

Promoting Diversity Opportunities in Librarianship:

Diversity Grants:

Services for Persons with Disabilities

If you are in need of assistance using the library, please visit the Accessibility page.