Library Diversity Council

The Georgia Tech Library supports inclusivity, equity, and excellence. Library employees cultivate diverse ideas, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are on a journey to build and sustain a culture that embraces diversity in all its manifestations. We are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing resources and spaces that are accessible, accommodating, and welcoming to individuals of all backgrounds. The Library is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

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Mission

Provides the structure to support the Library's pursuit of excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this work, we create an inclusive culture of mutual respect for all faculty, staff, and users that welcomes and values diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure all are treated in a manner consistent with the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Vision

Building a space of inclusion where all voices are heard, all minds are cultivated, and all talent is empowered.

Strategy Statement

To guide its work DEI identified three strategic themes: Representation, Access, and Assessment. Our policies, collections, spaces, programs, and culture are a Representation and reflection of our DEI's focus on for our faculty, staff, and students, and other stakeholders. We will always strive to ensure that Access reflects our commitment, and that resources are available to help navigate questions of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, we commit that our public areas and workspaces are ADA compliant. Lastly, we will conduct routine Assessment to evaluate our progress and use data driven decisions to make adjustments as needed.

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Council Members

2021-2022

  • Karen Manning (Chair)
  • Sharetha Dantes (Co-chair)
  • Stella Richardson (Program Manager)
  • Chris Britt-Rogers
  • Eric Brower
  • Derrick Foster
  • Carolyn Gill
  • ​​​​​​​Marlee Givens
  • Wendy Hagenmaier
  • Liz Holdsworth (LFO President)
  • Patty Kenly
  • Lisha Li
  • Catherine Manci
  • David McDuffie​​​​​​​
  • Alison Reynolds
  • Sharon Riehl (former HR Partner)

2020-2021

  • Amanda Pellerin (chair)
  • Karen Manning (co-chair)
  • Stella Richardson (Program Manager)
  • Chris Britt-Rogers
  • Sarah Cruz
  • Derrick Foster
  • Matt Frizzell
  • Marlee Givens (LFO President)
  • Liz Holdsworth
  • Lisha Li
  • Catherine Manci
  • David McDuffie
  • Michael Patten
  • Kim Sheldon
  • Sharon Riehl (HR partner)
  • ​​​​​​​Nathan Rosser
  • ​​​​​​​Jerrold Mobley