Commitment to Diversity @ your Libraries
The University of Louisville Libraries fosters a welcoming environment inclusive in its understanding and integration of the dimensions of diversity, including, but not limited to diversity based on race and ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, and class.
The University Libraries are charged with two fundamental goals: 1) to encourage the recruitment and hiring of employees who represent the diversity of our society, at all levels, including professional, paraprofessional, and student assistants; and 2) to use our collections and programs to enhance the understanding of the kaleidescope of diversity.
Diverse Collections @ your UofLibraries
- Granville Bunton African-American Collection
- Barbara S. Miller Multi-Cultural Children's Literature Collection
- Williams-Nichols Library and Archive for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gender Studies
- Hattie Winston African American Scripts & Screenplays Collection
- Special Collections: Ethnic Groups
- University Archives Subject Guides: African American, Jewish, and Women's Manuscript collections
Diverse Exhibits & Programs @ your UofLibraries
- "Road to the Promised Land"
- Reflections: Body Image & the American Woman
- Sisters in Struggle: Women in the Civil Rights Movement 1945-1975 (This is a PDF file and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader [download]).
- The African American Barbershop from the Era of "Jim Crow" to Desegregation
- Close to Home: An exhibit presented by the Coalition for the Homeless
- Louisville Municipal College: Website & Collections
Diverse Climate @ your UofLibraries
- Diversity Residency Program
- Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Trans-sexual SafeZone Partner
- LFPL Western Branch Centennial Celebration Partner
- Think College Now!
- Special library orientation programming for IESL students
- Research-database interfaces in a variety of languages
- Special services & equipment for students & faculty with disabilities
We believe that diversity is essential to intellectual freedom.
Working from this core belief, as librarians, we strive to ...
- provide materials for everyone in the UofL community, and will not exclude materials based upon the origin, background, or views of their authors.
information representing multiple points of view, and will not
proscribe or remove materials because of partisan or doctrinal
censorship and cooperate with groups and individuals who resist
abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
- guarantee everyone's
right to use the library and its resources, regardless of origin, age,
race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial or economic
status, background, or views.
- make exhibit
spaces and meeting rooms available on an equitable basis, regardless of
the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their
Our statements are based upon the Library Bill of Rights,
adopted in 1948 by the American Library Association.