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Learn about UofL Libraries diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The University Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion Advisory group would like to share some of the resources mentioned in Dr. Bendapudi’s message on May 29, 2020 and the statement from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion directors, and supplement those with readings on racism, libraries, and what we can be doing.

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Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

This book has two goals: to educate healthcare professionals about the effect of identity-based adversity on the health of their LGBT patients, and to outline how providers can use the clinical encounter to promote LGBT patients' resilience in the face of adversity and thereby facilitate recovery. Toward this end, it addresses trauma in LGBT populations; factors that contribute to resilience both across the lifespan and in specific groups; and strategies for promoting resilience in clinical practice. Each chapter includes a case scenario with discussion questions and practice points that highlight critical clinical best practices. The editors and contributors are respected experts on the health of LGBT people, and the book will be a "first of its kind" resource for all clinicians who wish to become better educated about, and provide high quality healthcare to, LGBT patients.

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Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education

Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that examines the interaction between culture and learning in academic environments and the efforts to mediate it through various educational venues. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including intercultural competence, microaggressions, and student diversity, this book is geared towards educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

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LGBT Health & Library Resources

This resource guide offers a variety of LGBT consumer health resources, information on how patients can find an LGBT friendly healthcare provider and advocate for their needs, and contact information for a librarian who will be glad to help navigate that information or find more.

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Disability and Equity at Work

Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. 

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Work in Progress

Diversity and inclusion are always works in progress, and so is this guide! Please don't be shy about letting us know if you would like information about a topic we have not included or know of a resource you would like us to add.

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Cecilia Durbin

Student Assistant Supervisor, Ekstrom Library

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Heather Fox

Director, Oral History Center / Manuscripts Archivist, Archives & Special Collections

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Sarah Frankel

Open Access & Repository Coordinator, Archives & Special Collections

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Tiffney Gipson-Goodwin

Associate Director, Collections/Technical Services, Kornhauser Library

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Lidiya Grote

Social Sciences Outreach and Teaching Librarian, Ekstrom Library

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Melissa Laning

Associate Dean, Assessment, Personnel & Research

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Weiling Liu

Head, Libraries Technology

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Jessica Petrey

Associate Director, Clinical Services, Kornhauser Library

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Bethany Poston

Course Reserves Specialist, Ekstrom Library

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Marian Vasser

Executive Director, Diversity & Equity

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