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