The Library Diversity Committee is responsible for infusing the University of Arkansas’ diversity mission into the infrastructure of the Library’s staff, collections, services, physical space, and social and professional climate. The Committee provides diversity-related training to library faculty and staff, coordinates diversity-related programs with the Division of Student Affairs, contributes to the implementation of the Libraries’ Strategic Goals, and advances the University’s Diversity Plan.
Our role is to provide the highest quality educational experience possible for our students, our staff, and our faculty. We aim to improve that process through the provision of quality programming, the retention and development of competent and qualified staff, the development of our collections, and the equitable provision of access to these services. Our work is designed to produce a safe and secure environment which will enhance the social, mental, and physical well-being of the entire university community. Through our efforts, the Library Diversity Committee performs an essential role in the intellectual and professional development of the University’s students, and their preparation for democratic participation in an increasingly global society.
As of June 30, 2016, the University Libraries employ 150 people.
- 0.6% are American Indian or Alaska Native
- 6.5% are Asian
- 11% are Black or African American
- 4.5% are Hispanic or Latino
- 70.3% are White
- 7.1% are Two or More Races