Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility


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Yale University Library seeks to keep diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) at the heart of all that we do and offer, including our events, spaces, resources, policies, and experiences for our campus, local, and global communities.

Our vision and goals for this area are uplifted by Risë Nelson, Yale Library’s inaugural director of DEIA. Our work is guided by the library’s mission, vision, strategic directions, and staff values, and our commitment to diversifying and making our collections more accessible is anchored by a renewed  Collection Development Philosophy. We also benefit from the ongoing work of the Reparative Archival Description Working Group and the Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion. With our director for DEIA, members of these groups—and the library’s many other related DEIA teams—play a critical role in ensuring that our community is equitable and justice-seeking, that our spaces are welcoming, and that our services and programs fully meet the needs of our library users.  

We invite you to explore this evolving website and share your questions, comments, and suggestions.

Read a DEIA message from Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian.

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