This framework is meant to provide a shared understanding of the University Libraries’ commitment and approaches toward Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA). The framework is intended to ground us in theory as we move toward action, to guide us as we make decisions about IDEA-related initiatives, and to prioritize our IDEA commitment in all that we do. The framework allows us to leverage systems thinking as well as to connect library efforts to the University’s goals, values, and frameworks for IDEA. While the framework does not provide action steps, it is meant to provide ways for all library colleagues to connect themselves and their work with the Libraries’ IDEA efforts.

The framework includes working definitions, design principles for IDEA efforts, an equity lens, and a selected organizational assessment tool.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, framework


Library and Information Science

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