In support of the University’s diversity goals and the mission of the School of Information and Library Science, SILS embraces diversity as an ethical and societal value. We broadly define diversity to include race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation and physical and learning ability. As an academic community committed to preparing our graduates to be leaders in an increasingly multicultural and global society we strive to:
- Ensure inclusive leadership, policies and practices;
- Integrate diversity into the curriculum and research;
- Foster a mutually respectful intellectual environment in which diverse opinions are valued;
- Recruit traditionally underrepresented groups of students, faculty and staff; and
- Participate in outreach to underserved groups in the State.
The statement represents a commitment of resources to the development and maintenance of an academic environment that is open, representative, reflective and committed to the concepts of equity and fairness.
~The faculty of the School of Information and Library Science
School of Information and Library Science Diversity Plan
Each unit on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus produces a yearly Diversity Plan that is shared with the University's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The SILS Diversity Committee completed the SILS Diversity Plan that may be accessed here.
The SILS Diversity Advocate Certificate offers formal recognition to SILS students who are active participants in making UNC SILS and the field of Information and Library Science a more diverse-friendly learning environment.
2012 recipients include: Sofía Becerra-Licha, Erin Carrillo, Billy Cook, Sarah Dooley, Michael
Hughes, Liz Johns, Susan Metallo, Jennifer Scully and Madeline Veitch
The SILS Task Force on Diversity sustains diversity efforts on a student level by embedding duties into an existing position within each student organization (ILSSA, AMLISS, Doctoral Students, ISSUE, SCALA, ASIS&T, SCOSAA, SLA, CheckedOut).
Scholarships and Grants for Under-Represented Students in Library and Information Science: over a dozen available to SILS students from under-represented communities
Carolina Diversity details the university's commitment to fostering "a welcoming climate that values and respects all members of the University community."
Equal Opportunity Policies: the definitive resource for UNC Chapel Hill's Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies.
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