"Understanding and appreciating diversity is fundamental to success in today’s world. It is fundamental to the education we provide at Penn and one of our University’s most important priorities." President Amy Gutmann
The Group on Library Diversity (GOLD) supports the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Diversity Statement, including its commitment to foster and ensure a welcoming and respectful environment for all library staff and users.
GOLD provides training and informational programs, assists with the recruitment process, and serves as a resource for raising awareness about diversity. Mission and Responsibilities: GOLD works with staff, Administrative Council, and the Libraries Human Resources Office to promote and support a diverse workforce within the Libraries.
Create an online presence for the Libraries diversity initiatives, including GOLD. Assess and make proposals that improve the Libraries recruitment process, such as: broaden the distribution of position postings; have the Libraries Affirmative Action Compliance Officer aid search committees in their initial review of applicants; assist with recruitment training that focuses on the benefits of a diverse staff.
Plan programs that reflect the Libraries commitment to diversity: staff training; guest speakers; highlight the Libraries collections promoting diversity; community building events.