The University Libraries’ Equity Committee was formed in 2018 as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. In 2020, the committee decided together to change its name to better support its focus. Diversity and Inclusion are core to Equity, which is action based and the outcome to which we aspire.
Since its formation, the Equity Committee has become a highly influential group in the Libraries, providing education and taking action on a number of critical issues. Their charge is to advance the Libraries’ Values and support the UMKC Statement of Values, in fulfillment of Libraries’ strategic goals. To successfully demonstrate transparency, accountability, and inclusive practice, the Committee approaches its work in a collaborative, intersectional, and holistic manner.
The impact of the Equity Committee is clear in the ongoing transformation of the Libraries’ culture and practices, through both individual projects and ongoing initiatives.
Dean of Libraries