Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Statement from the Dean

Western Libraries Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Western Libraries proudly serves as an intellectual crossroads for the university community and as an innovative partner in Western’s teaching and research mission. In this important leadership role, librarians, staff, and student employees have joined with library colleagues nationwide to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and vigorously oppose racism, prejudice, and discrimination. We seek to advance knowledge, self-awareness, and understanding. We strive to end ignorance, intolerance, and incivility. We welcome and value people of all backgrounds and identities regardless of age, (dis)ability, ethnicity, gender, legal status, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Western Libraries is a place of inquiry and learning where intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality are respected and protected. The Libraries helps people to engage thoughtfully with our complex history, to find solutions to difficult societal problems, and to advance pluralism and democracy.

Mark I. Greenberg
Dean of Libraries