Diversity Advisory Committee
- Sharon Ladenson (Chair)
- Sean Davis
- Chris DeFord
- Carin Graves
- Ranti Junus
- Chana Kraus-Friedberg
- Elisa Landaverde
- 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.
- The Diversity Advisory Committee Chair keeps the AD for Human Resources informed of activities.
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 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.
Promoting Diversity Opportunities in Librarianship:
- Association of Research Libraries Diversity Initiatives, including Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
- American Library Association Office of Diversity, including Spectrum Scholarships
- ASCLA Century Scholars for Students with Disabilities
- Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
- REFORMA Scholarship
- Training Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups (UMN)
- ALA Annual Diversity Research Grant
- "Creating Inclusive Excellence" (MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives)
Services for Persons with Disabilities
If you are in need of assistance using the library, please visit the Accessibility page.