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Hoeve, C. D. & Macaulay, D. (2022, June 10). Bringing DEI to the Forefront in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries’ Collections [Poster presentation]. Joint Spring Meeting of the College & University Section and the Technical Services Round Table of the Nebraska Library Association, online.
UNL Libraries’ recently released strategic plan codifies a longstanding organizational commitment to advancing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Diversity of collections and equity of access are important components of the objectives articulated in this plan. This poster presents an overview of holistic efforts to incorporate considerations of DEI, as well as universal accessibility, into the mainstream of ongoing collection development and acquisition work at UNL Libraries. It covers topics including: the development of a set of guiding principles along with a diversity rubric for acquisitions; departmental reorganization; participation in consortial initiatives; optimizing use of support from Libraries' administration; training and professional development; electronic resources accessibility; and support for Open Access publishing and infrastructure.