Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries
The library’s strategic plan centers on creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for library users of all backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to supporting greater diversity in the library profession. We pursue opportunities to develop services, outreach and collections that embrace equity and reflect the diverse voices and life experiences of our campus, region and the world.
Elevating Diverse Voices and Scholarship
The library also works to elevate diverse voices and perspectives. We share the stories of people with disabilities and women, LGBTQ and BIPOC (Black, Indigneous, and People of Color) leaders and communities through our collections, exhibits and events, and instruction, and partner with other university departments to create new venues for scholarship about underrepresented communities.
Learning from the Past
The UC Davis Library stands as a witness and recorder of history, and endeavors to eliminate bias and systematic inequality through its services and resources. We invite you to explore our resources, collections and book recommendations. From those that celebrate diversity to those that record our failures to protect equal rights and freedoms for all, we believe it is important to document, study and learn from all pieces of the past so that we can take actions to create a more just and equitable future.
Diversifying the Library Profession
Diversity Residency Program
To advance diversity and equal opportunity in the library profession, we offer a two-year residency to provide mentorship and experience to individuals with the potential for leadership in addressing the barriers that have prevented individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups, gender or gender identities, or physical or cognitive abilities from full participation in careers in academic librarianship.