by David N. Banush | Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources | on March 1, 2016
When I arrived at Tulane in the fall of 2015, I asked our public services staff to prepare a resource guide on diversity and inclusion, which is now live here: http://libguides.tulane.edu/diversity The guide is a living document and will continue to grow as more items are suggested or become available. We have also done a lobby display of recent works on these topics with handouts for finding further resources.
In early 2016, the library’s senior leadership met with the vice president for student affairs and his staff to talk about further ways the library can assist the community in addressing these issues. Student affairs here covers multicultural affairs and gender and sexual identity, as well as disability services and other support services. My goal is to have a regular program combining resources and spaces in support of raising awareness and providing enlightenment on these issues. We are also in the process of creating gender-neutral restrooms in the library and hope that will be done before the end of the spring 2016 term.