Diversity Statement

The University Library affirms the University’s core values with respect to diversity. We strive to create an environment in which students, faculty, and staff who differ, for example, in social backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, and aspirations feel welcomed and respected.

As we seek to foster a library culture that is supportive of diversity, we commit to:

  • Treat coworkers and library users the way we want to be treated, being mindful to respect difference.
  • Work together cooperatively for the good of the library, basing discussion on facts rather than rumor, stereotypes, or assumptions about others.
  • Ensure that library staff, services, and collections reflect the diversity of the UNC community and the world.

Working and learning in this environment enhances the experience for everyone.