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UWB/CC Campus Library Commitments to Anti-Racism: Leadership Team

Campus Library Leadership Team: Our Commitments

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:

  • Incorporate perspectives from EDI and anti-racism readings and trainings into all aspects of our Leadership Team discussions. 
  • Create space to critically reflect on how we inhabit our individual and collective leadership roles.  Reflect on the implicit and explicit power dynamics that exist within our leadership group, the Library, and our campus.
  • Share out with all Library staff key learnings that apply to our work in the Library and campus community.
  • Support EDI and anti-racist learning and self-education opportunities for all staff and student employees.  Examples include participation in workshops, training, webinars, conferences, UW and Cascadia College campus events, and unit-based readings and discussions.  

As we take actions to reach these commitments we will detail them below.

Incorporate perspectives from EDI and anti-racism readings and trainings into all aspects of our Leadership Team discussions. 

Summer 2020

  • Draw from "Higher Education Administration for Social Justice and Equity: Critical Perspectives for Leadership", edited by Adrianna Kezar and Julie Posselt

Create space to critically reflect on how we inhabit our individual and collective leadership roles. Reflect on the implicit and explicit power dynamics that exist within our leadership group, the Library, and our campus.

 

Share out with all Library staff key learnings that apply to our work in the Library and campus community.

 

Support EDI and anti-racist learning and self-education opportunities for all staff and student employees.  Examples include participation in workshops, trainings, webinars, conferences, UW and Cascadia College campus events, and unit-based readings and discussions.  

Contact Us

Comments about this statement and committments are welcome and can be submitted to Sarah Leadley, Library Director, at leadley@uw.edu.

Anonymous submissions can be made using the Library’s feedback form.  These submissions are reviewed by the Director, 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.