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.
LITS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
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.
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.
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
"Managing remote teams" - May 1, 2020 webinar sponsored by LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association).