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Transcending Borders: The San Diego State University Library Strategic Plan, 2022 – 2025

Goal 4: Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do

In order to promote our shared commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in teaching, learning, scholarship, and community engagement at San Diego State University, the University Library will:

4.1 Collaborate with SDSU and CSU colleagues to assess the need for additional investment in library resources necessary to support Ethnic Studies initiatives across the state;

4.2 Collaborate with campus colleagues to design and deliver “Digital Ethnic Studies” programs as part of the Digital Humanities Initiative;

4.3 Complete one or more equity audits of library collections in selected areas and make investments in those areas, as appropriate, to promote inclusive representation of scholarship available through the library;

4.4 Establish and implement collection development plans for materials representing the Indigenous languages of California, Mexico, and Latin America;

4.5 Collaborate with campus partners to promote more inclusive spaces in the library;

4.6 Collaborate with campus and community partners to design, implement, or enhance library services and spaces that complement or enhance access to SDSU “resource center” programs, e.g., Latinx Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center;

4.7 Strengthen primary source collections related to Native Americans and Aztec identity in Special Collections and University Archives;

4.8 Identify and implement inclusive approaches to the description of materials available in library discovery platforms;

4.9 Review and revise collection development policies for Special Collections and University Archives to promote stronger focus for student, faculty, and donor engagement with distinctive collections documenting regional border history and culture in an inclusive manner;

4.10 Collaborate with campus colleagues to adopt appropriate protocols for culturally responsive care and use of Indigenous archival materials across the university; and,

4.11 Collaborate with campus colleagues to establish and implement a plan for integrating multiple languages into library signage and the library web presence.