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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Research libraries work to advance access to economic and social prosperity, encourage full participation in society, and counter the historical lack of access to material resources about underrepresented human groups in collections that we cultivate and steward.

We focus on recruiting into our organizations and developing individuals who identify as people of color, or are from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

We also ensure that our community continues to improve the representation of historically underrepresented, underserved, or marginalized groups in information resources.

Contact Mark Puente (mpuente@arl.org) with questions.


UBC’s X̱wi7x̱wa Library Decolonizes Library Practices

Systemic biases related to colonization continue to reside in Western library and archival collections and services. Materials and programs about Indigenous communities are often not prioritized and organizational systems are...

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows

Below are current and former ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellows:...

Digital and Inclusive Excellence Fellows

Below are current and former Digital and Inclusive Excellence Fellows. Photos by Matt Hagan Photography....

Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars

Below are rosters of the 2018–2020 and 2017–2019 classes of Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars:...


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