Diversity and Inclusion

At the Health Sciences Library, we work to: foster meaningful change; promote diversity and inclusion across our organization; and provide reliable and accessible health information to many different populations. However, we know we can be more intentional, and we are taking the following steps:

For our staff

We are enabling and encouraging open dialogue, engaging in education and activities focused on addressing the topics of racism and related inequities, to build awareness and sensitivity well beyond “today.”

Our executive leadership team will ensure the library’s new strategic plan promotes a diverse and inclusive work culture. We will take steps to reduce bias in staff and faculty recruitment and will promote open positions through diversity organizations and publications.

For our students, staff and faculty

We are aligning library services and resources to the goals and needs of health sciences students, faculty and their diverse organizations, including university-wide diversity plans and student-run diversity organizations.

We will conduct reviews of our resources to ensure we have a robust collection that focuses on the intersection of cultural diversity, health disparities, and public health.

For our community

As a National Library of Medicine-designated Resource and Outreach Library, we are engaged in efforts to improve the public’s access to open and high-quality health information, with an emphasis on under-served communities and the elimination of public health disparities.

We will continue to seek out partnership opportunities for our librarians to bring their services and resources to the communities that need them the most.  

We invite your questions and feedback. Please contact us to start a conversation.