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Diversity & Inclusion

Embrace Diversity


UNC Charlotte Statement Against Bias During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Atkins Diversity Statement

Atkins Library is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and differences are valued and respected. We embrace and support the spectrum of human and social identities and strive to create and maintain equity for all employees and users. 

Our statement was inspired by Florida State University Libraries and University of California Irvine Libraries diversity statements.

Diversity Includes Many Things

We acknowledge that diversity includes any combination of identities and experiences based upon:

Gender Expression

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Race and Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Faith Tradition

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Veteran Status

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Cultural Heritage

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More Not Listed Above

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Atkins Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Atkins Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee focus its initiatives on developing concrete steps for staff to increase their understanding of diversity issues and facilitating opportunities for broadening awareness of diversity as an essential way of creating a fair and open-minded work environment. The Diversity/Inclusion Committee provides leadership and guidance to the Library by encouraging awareness about and discussions of diversity and inclusion.

Conversations That Matter

The Atkins Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosts Conversations That Mattera forum that allows all Atkins Library employees to participate in a discussion about diversity and inclusion. Topics of each session vary, welcoming open dialogue that includes the very broad scope of diversity such as race, gender, age, education, and any other topics having a connection to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Day

Atkins Library hosted Diversity Day 2019 on February 28, 2019. This day-long event, held on the campus of UNC Charlotte, featured a keynote presentation by Mark Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at the Association of Research Libraries. The program also included a series of presentations by educators and professionals from the community and across the nation.

Additional Resources


LGBTQ information, terms, and topics.  Identiversity

All about Pronouns

Helpful information about pronouns  All about Pronouns



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