Diversity Plan for the UC Irvine Libraries

FOCUS AREA I: ENHANCING DIVERSITY EFFORTS IN THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF LIBRARIANS AND STAFF

  • Goal 1:  Increase the diversity of applicant pools.
  • Goal 2:  Promote the importance of evaluating candidates’ contributions and commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence during the recruitment process. 
  • Goal 3:  Foster a welcoming environment for prospective candidates by being open to diversity and inclusive excellence.
  • Goal 4:  Incorporate diversity and inclusive excellence goals in the new employee orientation process.
  • Goal 5:  Promote contributions to diversity as an employee retention strategy

FOCUS AREA II: INCREASING DIVERSITY AWARENESS AND SENSITIVITY AMONG LIBRARY EMPLOYEES

  • Goal 1:  Host workshops and events to build a culture of diversity.
  • Goal 2:  Foster organizational support and commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
  • Goal 3:  Establish a formal structure to promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

FOCUS AREA III: PROMOTING DIVERSITY VALUES IN OUR SERVICES TO USERS

  • Goal 1: Highlight and develop the diversity of our collections and increase the discoverability of diversity resources.
  • Goal 2: Ensure that the Libraries’ communications reflect our commitment to diversity.
  • Goal 3: Demonstrate our commitment to diversity through outreach and programming.
  • Goal 4: Be responsive to the diverse needs of our users by incorporating diversity values in our day-to-day job responsibilities.

FOCUS AREA IV: ENSURING THAT WE PRESENT A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT IN OUR PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL LOCATIONS

  • Goal 1:  Ensure that our physical and virtual locations are easily accessible and accommodating.             
  • Goal 2:  Ensure that our physical and virtual locations are welcoming to everyone.

 

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