Resources for Libraries' Staff

University of Minnesota Libraries Projects and Partnerships

Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice - UL have partnered with the Office for Equity and Diversity to host this series.  The Libraries' provide resource pages, highlighting collections, for each of the conversations. Contact Jody Gray for more Information.

Transgender Awareness Project - UL co-sponsored this awareness project with the Transgender Commission.  Kimberly Clarke and Devyn Goetsch (Peer Research Consultant) created a reading list to highlight collections.  Contact Jody Gray or Kimberly Clarke for more information.

Muslim JourneysThe University of Minnesota Libraries-Twin Cities is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).  For more information contact Susan Gangl.

Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers.

It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, we provide examples of documents in the Ojibwe language." This project is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota's American Indian Studies Department, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Outstanding Unit Award from the Office for Equity and Diversity

The award is presented at the Equity and Diversity Breakfast each November, and honors transformational equity and diversity work that both demonstrates outstanding leadership in equity and diversity, and is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.



  • Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. 
  • Talk Story is a joint project of the American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
Education and Training

Ensuring equity and diversity in the search process is essential for increasing the diversity of candidate pools for positions, and ultimately the diversity of the University community. EOAA created this online toolkit to help guide the process.
This database is a repository of diversity recruitment sources that can be used when conducting searches at the University of Minnesota.


The University of Minnesota Diversity Collaborative supports a Zotero collection to provide resources to academic librarians about the current issues in diversity that affect academic libraries.  As well as, to provide current information to academic librarians about how to meet the needs of a growing diverse number of students/researchers in higher education.

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