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What is EDI?
EDI refers to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The following definitions may be helpful:
Equality means making sure that everyone is treated fairly and with dignity and respect. It means challenging discrimination and removing barriers, so that everyone has opportunities to achieve their desired outcomes.
Diversity is about recognising the benefits of different values, abilities, and perspectives, and celebrating people’s differences. This means promoting an environment that welcomes and values the diversity of contemporary society and facilitates an environment in which all students feel welcome in the learning community.
Inclusion is providing a space where everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources, and where everyone feels valued and accepted. Everyone should be able to contribute and have a voice and be valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives.
Liberation means working to challenge and reverse the effects of structural oppression in society, which manifest themselves in higher education in numerous ways.
Decolonisation, in education, involves acknowledging and critically examining the influence of colonial legacies on education systems as a whole. It is an ongoing process which critically assesses and contextualises the arguments and assumptions of Western thought within all disciplines.
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The Library is not a static collection, but one that is constantly developing informed by emerging ideas, new critical lenses, what is being taught at AUB and the publishing landscape as a whole. Librarians work to ensure principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are represented across our collections.
We also want to work in a collaborative way with the AUB community in identifying the subject areas that do not address their experiences and identities. If you would like to suggest an item for stock, please use the form below.