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Our Commitment to Diversity
The Library & Museum faculty and staff came together to develop a department commitment statement:
"We are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture that proactively welcomes, respects, and supports all community members, provides equitable access and promotes an open exchange of diverse ideas."
See also the University Librarian's statement on DI&A.
As vibrant elements of Mine's diverse, inclusive community the Arthur Lakes Library and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offer a wealth of programs and services to the entire campus community. In line with Colorado School of Mines' mission as a public, state-supported institution with global impact we seek at all times to create and sustain a welcoming location where all students can excel as we help them to thrive in our diverse, global environment.
This guide is designed to share with our community the many DI&A resources, programs, and initiatives currently underway in the library.
Book of the Month
What If?, 10th Anniversary Edition by
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
"From the first time I heard Dr. Steve Robbins, I knew I could listen and learn from him over and over and over! ... Dr. Steve Robbins is a true ROCK STAR!" - LaTricia Hill-Chandler, CDE, Office of Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc. From incomparable storyteller and beloved diversity and inclusion expert, Steve L. Robbins, comes the 10th Anniversary Edition of his classic book, What If?, used by scores of companies globally for diversity training. This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved classic features 10 new stories written by Dr. Robbins that help readers gain deeper insight into the role our brains play in shaping our thoughts and actions, and what we can do to be more curious and open-minded in our diverse world. Based on his study of the fields of behavioral science and cognitive neuroscience, Robbins explores unconscious bias in many of its forms, including: availability bias, confirmation bias, anchoring bias and others. With his signature humor, these weighty but important topics are addressed with great insight, care and humility. The result is an unpretentious guide for individuals and organizations that will help break down defenses and shine a helpful light on human behavior in a world filled with differences.
The library's values are: