Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about the Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee (LDIC) is charged with developing a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion among the staff of the UC San Diego Library, and with helping the Library to create an environment characterized by equal access and respected participation of all groups and individuals regardless of their culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic origin, political views or level of education.

View the UC San Diego Library commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Past Events

Learn more about the events hosted by the LDIC.

2017 LDIC Events

Event Date
Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Academic Libraries. Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change - Part 1 of 3 September 2017
Summer Learn n Share, (Staff share resources, conference presentations, book recommendations) July 2017
ALCTS Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata Virtual Pre-Conferences Session 1:  Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories June 2017
ALCTS Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata Virtual Pre-Conferences Session 2:  Metadata Creation and Remediation in Zine and Digital Library Collection June 2017
Cultural Humility Webinar May 2017
Film Screening: Chicano Park May 2017
Fostering Thriving Environments for Facilitating Courageous Conversations with Alden Halbacon (co-sponsored by Library Training) April 2017
Intercultural Essentials for Thriving in a Multicultural Campus (co-sponsored by Library Training) April 2017
The University and the Universe: A Black Feminist Archive of the Possible Workshop with Alexis Pauline Gumbs (co-sponsored with Library Training) April 2017
Microaggressions and the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Webinar March 2017
Creativity and Purpose: The Nia Cultural Organization and Black Power in San Diego, 1967-1977 (co-sponsored with Special Collections & Archives) February 2017
New Year Cultural Potluck & Food Drive for UCSD Triton Food Pantry (co-sponsored with Library Community Building (LCBC) January 2017

2016 LDIC Events

Event Date
Cookies: From My House to Yours December 2016
Processing the Election November 2016
Learn and Share & Fall Food Drive November 2016
All of Us or None of Us: Intersections & Allyship by Kim Katrin Milan October 2016
Title IX & Transgender Students: Training & Compliance For Faculty Webinar September 2016
Welcome reception for ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows 2016-2017 Michelle Peralta September 2016
'The Changing Dynamics of Diversity within Higher Education: Weathering the Perfect Storm?' with Dr. Carlos Cortés (co-sponsored with Library Training) September 2016
National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) Lunch n Learn August 2016
#BlackLivesMatter Book Display August 1-31, 2016 June - July 2016
DiversiTEA! (Chinese Tea Ceremony Demonstration and annual cultural potluck) July 2016
#PulseOrlandoSyllabus Book Display  June - July 2016
Unconscious Bias: The Hidden Barrier webinar (behind a paywall) June 2016
Lunch & Learn: Diversity and Inclusion in Instruction Panel (co-sponsored with Learning Services Program)  May 2016
Roots in the Sand film screening April 2016
Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon March 2016

Imminent Questions Speaker for 2016: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

(co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities, Ethnic Studies Department 25th Anniversary Committee, Literature Department, History Department, The Library, Cross Cultural Center, Black Resource Center, the Black Studies Minor, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

February 2016 
Article Reading Discussion, (staff discuss some recent writings about diversity and inclusion) February 2016
Three part webinar Series: (co-sponsored with Library Training) - January - February 2016

2015 LDIC Events

Event Date
Cookies from Around the World: Celebrating our cultures, traditions, and confections! (co-sponsored with LCBC) December 2015
Book Club: Between the World and Me (reading guide) November 2015
Fall Food Drive (sponsored with Library Community Building Committee) October 2015
Wikipedia Training for Staff & WikiAPA Editathon events September 2015
Enhancing Diversity: Experiencing and Practicing Inclusion at the UCSD Library by Bernardo Ferdman (sponsored with Library Training) September 2015
ARL CEP Fellows Goodbye Breakfast August 2015
Blackmendream.com film event August 2015
Working with Younger Generations by Joanie Connell (sponsored with Library Training) August 2015
A Conversation with Safiya U. Noble July 2015
ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellows Welcome Reception June 2015
Diversity Lunch n Learn - staff discuss recent conferences and literature April 2015
LLAMA Webinar: Racial and LGBT Microaggressions -- An Introduction for Library Leaders March 2015
ARLIS/NA webinar on Developing Intercultural Competence with DeEtta Jones February 2015

Get in Touch

Want to learn more about how we work? Email us at LibraryDiversityInclusionCommittee@AD.UCSD.EDU.

Campus Resources

LAUC Statewide Resources

Find details about the LAUC Diversity Committee and read the 2017 LAUC Resolution on Undocumented Students [PDF]