Library Releases Equity Statement

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The UW Tacoma Library wants all of our patrons to know that we are a safe and welcoming place and that we are working together with the campus toward the common goal of inclusion.

After some introspection and many thoughtful conversations the library staff wrote an Equity Statement, which reads in part “As a library we pledge to be an active partner in combating systemic discrimination on our campus and foster skills and resources that students, faculty, and staff can use to confront discrimination in our world.”

Library staff have been working from a position of inclusion, access, intellectual freedom, privacy, diversity, and providing a welcoming space for a long time and felt that with national conversations about these topics at an all-time high, the time was right to publish our pledge to the campus.

Written by: 
Tim Bostelle / September 28, 2017
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