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Libraries' Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

DEIJ Resources

The UF Libraries' Committee on DEIJ is committed to actionable change. Below we provide some resources that may be of service to our employees and patrons in their effort to promote accessibility and inclusivity. 

EDI LibGuide

For related information about equity, diversity, and inclusion work outside of the University of Florida, please visit the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Libraries LibGuide, created by Tiffany Esteban, 2018-2019 Co-Chair of the George A. Smathers Libraries Committee on Diversity.

UF Library Workshops

For the latest UF Libraries' professional development on DEIJ, please see the Library Training and Staff Development schedule. Workshops related to diversity, equity, and inclusion include training in recognizing and responding to microaggressions, learning cultural competencies, strengthening emotional intelligence, understanding implicit biases, and developing online accessibility in library webpages and research guides.

UF HR Certificate

Gators Together logo with caption "Combining our uniqueness to achieve greatness."




UF Human Resources has a certificate program called Gators Together for UF employees to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Two versions of the certificate are offered -- one for individuals and one for supervisors, with certain program requirements.

Why Aren't There More Black Librarians?

Books on librarianism and race


Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race 

Theory edited by Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight (2021)

Call Number: Z682.4.M56 K58 2021 & Open Access 

Library West


Algorithms of Oppression

Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism by Safiya Unoja Noble (2018)Call

Number: ZA4230 .N63 2018

Library West




Asian American Librarians and Library Services

Asian American librarians and library services : activism, collaborations, and strategies edited by Janet Hyunju Clarke, Raymond Pun, Monnee Tong ; foreword by Clara M. Chu. (2018)

*Single User E-book*





Librarians Serving Diverse Populations

Librarians serving diverse populations : challenges and opportunities by Lori Mestre (2010)

Call Number: Z674 .A75 no.62

Library West





When They Call You A Terrorist A Black Lives Matter Memoir

When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan Cullors (2018)

Call Number: E185.97.K43 A3 2018

Library West

Archived Presentations

On Monday, December 17, 2018, UF Chief Diversity Officer Antonio Farias visited the George A. Smathers Libraries and gave a presentation on developing presence and belonging as a core component of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bonnie Smith, Assistant Program Director of the Libraries Human Resources, also gave a presentation on the Libraries' ongoing assessment of workplace culture through ClimateQUAL. Finally, Stephanie Birch and Tiffany Esteban, 2018-2019 Co-Chairs of the Libraries Committee on Diversity, discussed the Committee's current work and future plans for advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Libraries. Linked below are the slides from each presentation.

Antonio Farias: Presence and Belonging, Developing a Framework for Change

Bonnie Smith: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at George A. Smathers Libraries

Stephanie Birch and Tiffany Esteban: George A. Smathers Libraries Diversity Committee


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