Over the course of the academic year, the libraries have engaged in a discussion group reflect on diversity and inclusion in libraries. The purpose is to have conversations in a safe space, using a shared vocabulary to understand issues of diversity in academic libraries. Johnathan Miller, Director of Libraries at the college expects the group to meet weekly for at least an hour during the academic year. The hope is to engage every staff member of the library in some discussions. Readings include:
- This American Life. 550: Three Miles. (3/13/15)
- Roger Schonfeld and Liam Sweeney. Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Members of the Association of Research Libraries Employee Demographics and Director Perspectives. (8/30/17)
- Myrna Morales, Em Claire Knowles, Chris Bourg. Diversity, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries. Portal 14:3 (July 2014) 439-451.
- Michelle Caswell. Teaching to dismantle white supremacy. Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 87:3, (Fall 2017) 222–235.
- Jennifer Vinopal. The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: from awareness to action. In The Library With The Lead Pipe. (1/13/16)
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Resource Manual for MIT Libraries Staff. (5/24/17)
- MIT Libraries Collections Directorate Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Task Force. Creating a Social Justice Mindset. Final Report. (2/9/17)