Diversity at CUL
CU Library Diversity Initiatives
A healthy organization requires diversity of opinion, perspectives, skills, knowledge, and mindsets. The following links highlight some of the CUL collections, exhibits, or committees that focus on diversity initiatives:
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CUL Professional Development Committee - This committee shall promote and provide continuing education and professional development for CUL librarians and archivists.
Chaired by Ed Weissman, this Task Force will recommend to the University Librarian strategies to achieve greater staff inclusiveness across the Cornell University Library.
Early Black Women at Cornell: Part and Apart, 1890s-1930s
Themes of the exhibit include the experiences of black women as students at Cornell, as well as the stories of racism and anti-racism and the complex road toward inclusion.
Founded in 1976, the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) was conceived as an organization devoted to providing a communcation network for Black alumni.
The focus is on building a collection of depth that includes representation of different perspectives, preserves the experiences of young and old, and includes the contributions of women and people of color. Attention goes particularly to groups that are excluded from mainstream culture.
Written primarily for women by both men and women, these periodicals offer a wide array of views about the roles of women in society and business. This collection is limited to the Cornell Community, only.
The incentive behind the project was provided by the interest expressed by the University President, the Provost, the Vice Provost, the CU Librarian and the CU Press in collaborating on a web-based project that would facilitate informed study and discussion of issues related to race, ethnicity and religion on the Cornell campus and in the U.S.
SAG members are a diverse group of library employees representing academics and non-academics, large and small units, recent hires and people with longer tenures at Cornell. SAG approached its work as an opportunity to consider CUL from a 360 degree perspective.
The study of women and gender is supported by holdings throughout Rare and Manuscripts Collections.