On-demand Webinar

DEI 2.0: What’s Next with Content and Collaboration

Mark A. Puente
Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Diversity, and Inclusion
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

Through collections and services, libraries have a unique platform to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, ensuring representation of diverse voices. The Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies are building a comprehensive action plan tied to an organizational strategy that centers DEI efforts, embedding the work into all aspects of the organization’s mission. Core to this strategy is assessing and building collections that are reflective of a full range of social identities and interests that address a holistic approach to research, teaching, learning, and engagement for all campus stakeholders.

During this webinar, attendees will learn about some of the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from building DEI collections on a sci-tech campus, how addressing representation in collections can be part of broader efforts to effect systemic change, and also about trends in new buying models and collections that support DEI initiatives.