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Library and Museum DI&A: Initiatives & Accomplishments FY 2019-2020

Recent Accomplishments

DI&A Self Assessment Survey

Self-Assessment Survey completed Fall 2019

In fulfillment of the Mines Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DI&A) and the Library and Museum Department DI&A Implementation Plan, the Library & Museum staff participated in a "Self-Assessment: Administrative" online survey in early November.  The survey fulfills the #3 task, “Utilize a vetted and professionally developed climate and culture survey” under the Culture of Inclusion section of the Mines DI&A Strategic Plan.  It also fulfills the Library and Museum’s DI&A Implementation Plan’s goal for Fall 2019.  Metrics derive from two sources; individual departmental survey data downloads and a campus summary of the results to be released in early spring semester by DI&A at Mines

Topaz Magnifier in the Computer Lab

Topaz Magnifier

Our new Topaz screen magnifier interfaces with a computer's graphical output to present enlarged screen content to assist our vision challenged patrons.

Initiatives Archive

Library DI&A mission slide

On Thursday, October 10, University Librarian Carol Smith delivered a 4-minute flash presentation at the DI&A Campus Symposium, sharing key aspects of the Library and Museum Department’s plans to improve both physical and digital accessibility, foster a more intentionally welcoming environment, diversify our collections, embrace DI&A into daily department culture and practices, support open education resources and open access principles, and celebrate DI&A through exhibits, displays, and programming. It was a lot to cover in a few short minutes! Our development of a capsule collection of diversity titles for campus use received a special round of applause.

Safe Zone Trained

Safe Zone icon

SAFEzone training is an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege with hopes of fostering an inclusive environment on campus. Nine library employees have attended the training.