Black Lives Matter. This is important to say. It is important to say in solidarity. It is important to say because it is true. It is important to say because, as a library, we know words have power.
It is also important, as a library in higher education, that we acknowledge that both libraries and higher education are part of the systems of racism in our country. We at E&H Library are committed to doing the work to change these systems.
This summer we were preparing to announce our new vision for E&H Library: To be a central hub of a vibrant and diverse learning community.
Now we are challenged to take a new lens to examine what it means to be part of a diverse learning community.
Here are the concrete steps we are starting with:
This is where we’re starting. We look forward with hope to see the changes taking root.