Lovejoy Library supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We understand that in the context of our current social climate it is not sufficient to reaffirm our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and that we must disavow racism and oppression in our work, in our communities, and in our country by removing both from our structures and creating and applying a social justice model for our library. We are dedicated to identifying racial and social injustices and dismantling them in the following ways:
This is just the beginning of our work. Please provide feedback and suggestions to help us in our efforts to advance social justice and anti-racism practices in our library.
A statement from the Illinois Library Association.
A joint statement from Core and the ALA, committing to dismantling racism and white supremacy.