The University of Minnesota Libraries Diversity Outreach Collaborative purpose/focus is as follows:

  • Communicate regularly with Libraries staff.  Establish a staff Wiki with diversity resources about various departments and roles on campus.
  • Collaborate with the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) as well as the student services offices that report to OED:
  • Assess need for, develop and deliver campus programming in partnership with campus stakeholders.
  • Develop a mechanism for ongoing environmental scan and inventory of issues, including attention to campus priorities interests and needs.  Investigate what is happening in the colleges and create a basic inventory of these efforts.
  • Assist with the continued development of a campus climate and culture that supports and celebrates diversity.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Libraries to meet diversity goals outlined int he University of Minnesota's Strategic Plan.
  • Collaborate with and build coalitions among campus groups.
  • Provide trainings for Libraries staff to work with diverse populations

Jody Gray
Laura Dale Bischof
Kimberly Clarke
Kate Brooks
Lara Friedman Shedlov
Scott Marsalis
David Peterson
Rafael Tarrago
Jody Kempf


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