Part of the process of rooting out white supremacy and racism in our library is recognizing the ways it is built into the policies and practices that build our institutional structure - and then removing harmful language and practices to the best of our ability.
Our broad commitment is as follows:
As we take action on this commitment, we will detail it 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 email@example.com.
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.