"The UCI Libraries celebrates diversity in its users, staff, collections and resources. We are dedicated to providing an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected. As the intellectual crossroads for the campus, we work diligently to develop, and make available, collections and services that support the diverse needs of the UCI community." - Lorelei Tanji
Diversity is a dynamic tapestry rather than a static list of attributes. Every person is a complex individual with multiple overlapping identities. The UCI Libraries recognizes the value of each individual based on unique characteristics which may include commonly acknowledged measures of diversity such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and religion. We also recognize and appreciate that diversity extends beyond these measures to include many other characteristics related to experience, cultural heritage, personality type, learning style, and much more.
As the heart of UCI's academic community, the UCI Libraries celebrates the diversity of our users and staff. We are dedicated to providing an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected. We are committed to building an inclusive workforce that reflects the growing diversity of the UCI academic community. We proactively reach out to UCI’s students, faculty, staff, and research community to ensure that our services are tailored to their varied learning and research endeavors. We work to build and make available outstanding collections representing the wide variety of human knowledge, ideas, and research. We strive to be leaders on campus in advancing UCI's Commitment to Excellence through Diversity by creating a learning community grounded in knowledge, open inquiry, dialogue, respect, and inclusion.
We do this by:
- Striving to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce
- Developing diversity awareness and sensitivity among library employees
- Promoting diversity values in our services to users
- Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment in our physical and virtual locations
Read more about these four focus areas in the UCI Libraries' Diversity Plan.