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Library Diversity Committee


This guide is a resource created by The Washington University Libraries’ Diversity Committee. This supports the University's values with respect to diversity and is dedicated to creating a more inclusive, welcoming, and respectful organizational culture that appreciates and supports individual differences.

The Committee hopes to provide leadership in reinforcing a broad interpretation of diversity by providing resources and programs that expand knowledge and experiences of diversity for the library staff and the wider university community.


"Diversity is in constant motion at Washington University in St. Louis in myriad ways."  

                                                                                                    --from WUSTL Diversity: Our Stories & Events



Responses to Recent Presidential Orders

A message from WU Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton regarding recent immigration actions 

AAU comments on new travel ban executive order

Research libraries, university presses p\oppose Trump’s immigration order

American Library Association (ALA) opposes new administration policies that contradict core values

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) statement opposing recent presidential actions and policies:

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors affirms commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) joint statement

BCALA joins other information organizations in speaking out against recent presidential orders and actions


Society of American Archivists (SAA) statement on executive order restricting entry into the United States by individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries