Diversity and Inclusion at LSU Libraries

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

LSU Libraries celebrates diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We work actively to support LSU’s institutional commitment to diversity as described in the LSU 2025 Strategic Plan and the LSU Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

LSU Libraries offers a safe and supportive environment for the entire LSU community. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed to appreciate the diversity that makes our society strong, and we work to move beyond these shortcomings. We advance the university’s diversity efforts through (1) recruiting and retaining employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, (2) providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and (3) enhancing our collection and description practices to represent the whole of Louisiana.

ACRL Diversity Alliance Member

LSU Libraries is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Visit the ACRL website to learn more about the ACRL Diversity Alliance.