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Library and Museum DI&A

2021: First Annual Library & Museum Department Award

In March 2021, the Library and Museum awarded Anna Seiffert, former Electronic Resources Librarian, as the recipient of their first annual department DI&A Award. This award was given in recognition of Anna’s leadership developing two valuable new resources to inform and guide DI&A initiatives across the entire Mines community:

  • DI&A Library Resource Guide: The Mines community can consult this online resource guide to learn more about campus, web and library resources on diversity, inclusion and access.
  • The Diversity Collection: A capsule collection of approximately 55 physical and e-books to support Mines DI&A initiatives.

Anna recently left Mines to take up a new opportunity, but the library will continue to grow and expand both her guide and the collection to foster more informed initiatives and dialogue across the full breadth of our many collective campus efforts. We are greatly appreciative of Anna’s early and impactful leadership in this important area.  


Mines Community Association

MCA - Mines Community Association - in support of our diversity, inclusion and access strategies, and guiding principles, operates in an inclusive manner encouraging all employees to join groups regardless of  their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or other protected classification.

Arthur Lakes Library is pleased to announce the participation Sherry Muniz, the Library's Preservationist, in the LatinX MCA.  " Our purpose is to support ourselves and other groups through engagement, professional development, networking, raising  cultural awareness, community involvement, outreach and recruitment for faculty and staff who identify as Latino. "

For more information contact Andres (Dre) Guerra at

Mines Community Allliance II

Outreach & Engagement Librarian Gyasi Evans has been named the chair of the Black Mines Community Alliance (BMCA). Gyasi recently shared BMCA’s library-related goals: “We  are committed to creating space that focuses on networking, mentoring, professional development, cultural awareness, programming, retention, recruitment, outreach, and support for staff and faculty that identify as Black/African American on the Mines campus in addition to partnering w/ the other Mines Community Alliance groups to promote the need for divinity, inclusion, and access on the Mines campus."

If you are interested In joining the BMCA please email Gyasi at

ASIST Trained

Numerous Library Faculty/Staff are ASIST trained. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) teaches trainees to provide a skilled intervention and develop a collaborative safety plan to keep someone safe and alive.


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