As members of the Library's Leadership Team we stand firm in our commitment to advancing the Library's anti-racist equity work in tangible and actionable ways. We are committed to this as individuals, realizing that our own ongoing learning is central to the work. We are committed to this as leaders, realizing that we must confront and challenge existing structures and assumptions, and work in partnership with library staff and our users to re-imagine and build new anti-racist structures and services.
Our broad commitments are as follows:
As we take actions to reach these commitments we will detail them below.
We need to update and revise this Solidarity Statement, written in 2020, based on learning and activity that Campus Library staff have undertaken since then. We recently engaged in an antiracism audit with an external consultant, and we are working through the recommendations from that audit’s report to develop our priorities and criteria for updating and revising this statement.
Comments about this statement and committments are welcome and can be submitted to Richard Lewis, Associate Dean of Libraries UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous submissions can be made using the Library’s feedback form. These submissions are reviewed by the Associate Dean, the Head of Public Services, Head of Collections & Course Support Services, and the Budget & Operations Administrator. Comments are forwarded to other library and campus staff if the content is relevant to their work.