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Diversity @ Rod Library

Rod Library Diversity Statement

Rod Library recognizes diversity as the broad range of experiences and backgrounds our community brings together to create a rich learning environment. We support the university’s vision of celebrating individuality while creating an inclusive community.

Our goal is to empower all users to learn and grow together in a welcoming and safe climate. We seek to do so through our spaces, resources, services, and staff.

Rod Library Diversity Committee

The 2016-2017 Library Diversity Committee members are Katelyn Browne (chair), Cindy Fitzgerald, Melissa Gevaert, Dave Hoing, and Kate Martin.

Our charge is to "provide leadership in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion by promoting an understanding of diversity, monitoring how the library integrates diversity into its programs and services, and suggesting ways the library can build on its commitment to foster an inclusive university community that embraces and respects differences."

Events & Initiatives

We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential to our everyday life in the library. To further this work, we also coordinate special events, initiatives, and programs. Some recent examples include

More Information

For more information about diversity & inclusion at UNI:

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Chicago Memories

Chicago Memories

02/17/2017 - Local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson will lead a discussion of her work and life on Wednesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. on the main floor of Rod Library at UNI. Her paintings are on display in the library until March 5. An artistic door prize will be awarded to one lucky contestant ...Read more
Veterans Day Program & Photo Exhibit

Veterans Day Program & Photo Exhibit

11/09/2016 - Everyone is invited to attend a program on Veterans Day, November 11, at 3 p.m. in front of the UNI Military & Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, on the main floor of Rod Library. It will be a time for reflection, camaraderie, and support for those who are such an important part of our UNI ...Read more
Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario

Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario

03/27/2016 - Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario     April 11, 2016 - UNI Campus, Lang Hall Auditorium @7 pm Sonia Nazario will discuss her book, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. This is free and open ...Read more

Family Art Exhibit

03/16/2016 - As a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming the UNI Gallery of Art will host a Latino American Children's exhibit, Family from March 24- April 19.   This ...Read more

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