UNT Library Council for Diversity and Inclusion

The UNT Library Council for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) aims to foster a welcoming and caring community within UNT Libraries. LCDI identifies areas within UNT Libraries in which diversity, inclusion, and equity can be promoted or improved, and offers recommendations to Library Leadership.

Membership on the council is open to any full-time employees within the University Libraries. It aspires to include members from each library division.

For more information about LCDI, see our Charter, developing list of goals and accomplishments, and links to resources, and below.

Council Membership

Leadership Team

Joshua Sylve Photo

Joshua Sylve
(co-chair, External Relations)

Marcia McIntosh Photo

Marcia McIntosh
(co-chair, Digital Libraries)

Laurel Crawford Photo

Laurel Crawford
(secretary, Collection Management)

Shaureece Park Photo

Shaureece Park
(ex-officio, Administration)

Council Members

Sian Brannon Photo

Sian Brannon
(Administration, Collection Management)

Darin Castillo Photo

Darin Castillo(Collection Management)

Kelly Evans Photo

Kelly Evans
(Collection Management)

Sarah Lynn Fisher Photo

Sarah Lynn Fisher
(Digital Libraries)

Megan Gellner Photo

Megan Gellner
(External Relations)

Steven Guerrero Photo

Steven Guerrero
(Special Libraries)

Brea Henson Photo

Brea Henson
(Public Services)

Lilly Ramin Photo

Lilly Ramin
(Public Services)

  • *Teresita Hurtado-Ramos (Division of Institutional Equip and Diversity Rep.)

LCDI Charter

Read our Charter and Values

2020-2021 Council Goals and Current Work

The LCDI has identified the following goals, priorities, and work for the inaugural council members to complete.

  • Establish council with rotating membership and ratified constitution
  • Develop a transparent web presence for the council and our current work
  • Conduct climate survey of all library employees and report findings
  • Create a multi-phase action plan based on themes expressed in the Libraries’ climate survey
  • Develop equitable hiring and retention policies and practices to improve diversity and inclusion across the libraries
  • Develop policies and practices as needed to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within UNT Libraries
  • Improve the cultural expression, inclusiveness, and cohesiveness of UNT Libraries

Notable DEI Accomplishments and Activities in the UNT Libraries

The following library activities are being done across the libraries to improve and impact DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work at UNT.

  • Inclusive Excellence Award from the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • First ever Division of Equity and Inclusion Diversity Fellow

Campus Resources and Trainings

Training Opportunities

Library

Library Resources Guides by Librarians (LibGuides)

Groups

  • Libraries D&I Interest Group (Internal)

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