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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: General

This interdisciplinary guide is intended to serve as a portal to library and online resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and related social justice issues.

Selected Books & Videos

When you have found library items in this guide you would like to borrow

--Click the title link to get to the library catalog record

--Click the Request button near the top of the screen

--Type in your ACCeID number and password on the request form and click SUBMIT

--Select a campus Pickup Location, then click SUBMIT.

It usually takes 2-5 business days to have material sent from one campus library to another through campus mail.

Most books and media items are loaned for two weeks.  You may renew your material twice if it has not been requested by another borrower. 

To renew materials online, go to My Library Record.


Diversity Calendars and Celebrations

Globe surrounded by silhouettes cut from national flags

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"Dedicating a month to a certain part of the population is the government’s way of making the group feel that its history, heritage and struggles are recognized by the nation. 
Jason Low, a publisher focused on books promoting diversity said 'At best, ethnic heritage months increase awareness for a finite amount of time. Once the month has ended, the very problem that the given heritage month was designed to address resets itself, and "those books" are put away and ignored for another year.'"
According to a professor quoted in an article about Jewish Heritage Month, heritage months may play an important role in "looking inward and educating the ... community that American history is also their own history." Even if a heritage month doesn't  "live up to the dream that some people had...we’re better off having such a month than not having it.'"

Guttman, N. (2015, May 30). Why Does No One Care about Jewish Heritage Month? Forward.

General Reference Works, Print and Online


Diversity Libguides at Selected Colleges & Universities

Many colleges and universities provide a link to a list of all their libguides. In that list, one may find guides on diversity, equity, inclusion or guides to support specific areas such as African or Asian American studies, social justice research, and related subjects.  The guides listed below offer an overview of the general topic of diversity.

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