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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Mission

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to have a library that is culturally competent. Cultural competency is the ability to hold enlightened and mindful attitudes towards cultural norms and behaviors, this includes how people treat each other based on their various identities.

Vision

Florida State University Libraries will be a leading campus organization that embodies the promise of our shared definition of diversity and inclusion. We will be a learning and workplace environment that embraces the full spectrum of human and social identities and understands our differences as integral to our success as a library.

Our Work

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is charged with developing a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion among libraries' employees and patrons at Florida State University Libraries. The Committee also implements library-wide goals, programs, and activities that support the education and training needs of library employees, and address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and the services we provide.

The committee is made up of two subcommittees: ssesment and communication and programming. The assessment subcommittee determines the effectiveness of various activities in the Libraries related to diversity and inclusion, with the primary goal of making evidence-based recommendations for initiatives and programs that promote an inclusive working environment and encourage a shared vision of cultural progress. The communication and programming subcommittee informs and promotes diversity initiatives, upcoming events, and other opportunities in the Libraries to the FSU Libraries and the FSU community.

Membership

Mallary Rawls, Resident Librarian, Chair
Dave Rodriguez, Resident Librarian, Vice-Chair

  • Jessica Barmon, Technical Support Analyst
  • Bridgett Birmingham, Diversity and Inclusion Librarian
  • Meagan Bonnell, Asst. Director of Marketing and Communication
  • Tiffanie Burt, Accounting Representative
  • Courtney Felder, Assistant Director of Budget & Finance
  • Kat Kerr, Strozier Circulation Supervisor & Course Reserves Coordinator
  • Kirsten Kinsley, Assessment Librarian
  • Jenni McKnight, Executive Director, Florida Book Awards
  • Susannah Miller, Associate Dean of Administration
  • Dan (Brew) Schoonover, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Director
  • Rachel Smart, Research Repository Specialist
  • Sarah Stanley, Digital Humanities Librarian
  • Denise Wetzel, STEM Research & Learning Librarian

Committee alumni: Carla Garay, Mohamed Berray, Theresa Arias, Keila Zayas-Ruiz, Jonathan DaSo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Yue Li

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