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LITS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

~Martin Luther King, Jr

 

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

~Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Hamilton College Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we are and do. We strive to embrace our differences, and foster a culture of inclusion that supports our work on campus and beyond. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our work.   

The LITS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force was charged with implementing a three-part strategy: building a diverse team, arranging professional development opportunities for our staff, and providing diverse and inclusive services and resources.

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Hiring Toolkit

Our goal is to support Hamilton’s commitment to inclusive excellence. This toolkit is intended to be one of many resources to consult to increase outreach efforts and build an inclusive applicant pool.

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Awareness Programs

Continued learning, both inside and outside a formal training program, is important for all members of LITS to help create a more inclusive and welcoming environment.

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Continuing Efforts

LITS actively supports and continues to enhance the advancement and celebration of DEI through our diverse collections, inclusive programming, responsive services offered, and other means.

Recommended Resources

Articles

Dalton, Shamika, and Michele Villagran. (2018). Minimizing and Addressing Implicit Bias in the Workplace.  C&RL News. 79(9): 478-481. 

Holeton, Richard. (2020). "Toward Inclusive Learning Spaces: Physiological, Cognitive, and Cultural Inclusion and the Learning Space Rating System." Educause. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2020/2/toward-inclusive-learning-spaces

Ward, Marguerite and Rachel Premack. "What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive.Business Insider. June 3, 2020. 

Books

Brown, Brené. Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.  NY: Random House 2018. Burke HD57.7 .B764 2018.

Catlin, Karen. Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive Engaging Workplaces. CA: Better Allies Press, 2019.  Burke HD6955 .C385 2019

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018. HT1521 .D486 2018

Steele, Claude M. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. NY: Norton, 2011. Burke HM1096 .S736 2010

Podcasts, Webinars and Web Sites

Task Force Members

Contact Information


Beth Bohstedt

Director, Learning & Research Services
315-859-4485 bbohsted@hamilton.edu
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