Developing and Implementing a Diversity Plan at Your Academic Library

Julie Biando Edwards


Many articles deal with diversity in academic libraries. Some include information on diversity initiatives and plans, or incorporating diversity into the structure of an academic library. This article outlines the steps that librarians can take to develop and implement diversity plans in academic libraries. In general and adaptable language, the article focuses on information gathering, communication, committee formation, contextualization, endorsement and implementation. Deliberately broad in scope, the intent is to provide a basic roadmap for libraries undertaking the development of a diversity specific plan for the first time.


diversity plans, academic libraries, development

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