Diversity Action Committee
“MU Libraries’ services are based on the belief that sustained intellectual excellence is, in part, a direct result of diverse experiences and expressions interacting freely in an open society. Accordingly, the Libraries will follow recruitment, hiring, and promotion practices that guarantee equal opportunity for employment and advancement.”
Diversity Executive magazine
Updated MU Libraries’ Diversity Mission/Goal Statements 8/08
MU LIBRARIES COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
As Missouri’s leading public academic research library, the MU Libraries cultivates a welcoming environment for all members of the MU community, and will continue to provide the services, resources, and collections required for an increasingly diverse society. We recognize diversity as a positive force that strengthens our abilities to solve problems, foster creativity, stimulate growth, pursue excellence, and continually increase the effectiveness of each of us.
MU LIBRARIES DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY
At the MU Libraries, diversity means accepting, respecting and valuing the differences of other human beings. MU Libraries celebrates the fact that each individual is unique, and acknowledges individual differences, including race, ethnicity, economic status, age, religious faith, sexual orientation, talent, abilities, geographic origin, political beliefs or cultural values.
MU LIBRARIES PROMOTES DIVERSITY IN THESE WAYS:
A) To support and promote the Libraries’ diversity mission and to support the University’s Diversity Initiative.
B) To act as a resource for employees, units, and divisions in achieving their diversity action goals.
C) To develop activities for diversity consciousness.