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Diversity @ Rod Library

Rod Library Diversity Statement

Rod Library recognizes diversity as the broad range of experiences and backgrounds our community brings together to create a rich learning environment. We support the university’s vision of celebrating individuality while creating an inclusive community.

Our goal is to empower all users to learn and grow together in a welcoming and safe climate. We seek to do so through our spaces, resources, services, and staff.

Rod Library Diversity Committee

The 2016-2017 Library Diversity Committee members are Katelyn Browne (chair), Cindy Fitzgerald, Melissa Gevaert, Dave Hoing, and Kate Martin.

Our charge is to "provide leadership in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion by promoting an understanding of diversity, monitoring how the library integrates diversity into its programs and services, and suggesting ways the library can build on its commitment to foster an inclusive university community that embraces and respects differences."

Events & Initiatives

We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential to our everyday life in the library. To further this work, we also coordinate special events, initiatives, and programs. Some recent examples include

More Information

For more information about diversity & inclusion at UNI:

Rod Cast - Library News

Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario

Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario

03/27/2016 - Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario     April 11, 2016 - UNI Campus, Lang Hall Auditorium @7 pm Sonia Nazario will discuss her book, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. This is free and open ...Read more

Family Art Exhibit

03/16/2016 - As a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming the UNI Gallery of Art will host a Latino American Children's exhibit, Family from March 24- April 19.   This ...Read more
Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics Graphic Novels and Anime

Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics Graphic Novels and Anime

03/09/2016 -   At noon in the ScholarSpace (Room 301) on April 2nd  DeborahElizabeth Whaley will be on hand to discuss her new book Black Women in Sequence:  Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels and Anime (2015).  This book explores ...Read more

Tu Historia

03/01/2016 - Share your story: The Rod Library, as a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming, is creating Tu Historia: Latino Americans in Iowa, an oral history collection that focuses on the experiences of ...Read more

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